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.
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:
Round 7, pick 244