The Raiders have a long history of tapping into the local product. No division one school is more local than Cal in neighboring Berkeley. This year's class is clearly topped by Jared Goff, but running back Daniel Lasco also figures to receive some interest in the late rounds.
Among those teams in the NFL in need of a running back who will work out Lasco are the Raiders, according to Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News who spoke with Lasco Tuesday. Others include the Texans and 49ers.
Lasco dropped off last season due to an nagging ankle injury. The season prior, he ran for 1115 yards and 12 touchdowns. His burst and athleticism was on display at the scouting combine with the top Vertical jump (41.5) and Broad jump (11'3") among running backs. His Broad jump is longest for a running back in over a decade and his Vertical jump is tied for 3rd over that time. Lasco also landed in the top five in the 40-yard-dash (4.46), Bench press reps (23), and 60-yard shuttle (11.31).
With injuries in two of his final three seasons, durability is his main concern. But the 6-0, 210 pound scat back's talent could have a team like the Raiders taking a chance on him.