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NFL Draft Results: North Carolina RB Elijah Hood to Raiders at pick 242

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With their THIRD 7th round pick, the Raiders get a running back, going with Elijah Hood out of North Carolina.

At 5-11, 232, Hood is a bruiser. He ran for 1463 yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore averaging 6.7 yards per carry. He dropped to 858 yards and 8 touchdowns last year but still averaged 5.9 yards per carry. He did see his receiving numbers go up as a junior with 25 catches for 142 yards.

He will team up with Marshawn Lynch, Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, and Jamize Olawale in the Raiders’ offensive backfield.

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Raiders 2017 Draft picks

Round 1: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

Round 2: Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut

Round 3: Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA

Round 4: David Sharpe, OT, Florida

Round 5: Marquel Lee, LB, Wake Forest

Round 7a: Shalom Luani, S, Washington State

Round 7b: Jylan Ware, OT, Alabama State

Round 7c: Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina

Raiders remaining needs:

DT

Picks remaining:

Round 7, pick 244