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Raiders NFL Draft viewer’s guide: Las Vegas Bowl, Florida vs. Oregon State

In the Raiders’ backyard

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 25 Florida at Florida State
Trey Dean III
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The Raiders will get a good look at a few NFL Draft prospects in their backyard at the Las Vegas Bowl between the Florida Gators and Oregon State Beavers. Unfortunately, several Gators have opted out of the game, and Oregon State tight end Luke Musgrave also decided to sit out while an injury will keep Rejzohn Wright sidelined.

That leaves the Beavers without any notable prospects but Florida has plenty.


Trey Dean, DB (No. 0)

Career stats (five seasons): 251 total tackles (138 solo), 12.5 TFL, 4 INTs, 18 PD

NFL Mock Draft Database draft projection as of 12/16: 4th round

Scouting report via (full report)

Trey Dean III is a former corner that moved to the safety position. Dean is a big-bodied defensive back that has great height and length. Dean appears to be a good athlete from the way he can play sideline to sideline. Against the run, Dean does a good job of flowing downhill to the line of scrimmage to meet the ball carrier. Dean is a contact seeker that likes to deliver the big blow. In pass coverage, Dean’s experience shows in his ability to play the ball in the air. On deep throws, Dean has the speed to run with receivers down the field and locate the football.

Rashad Torrence II, S (No. 22)

Career stats (three seasons): 188 total tackles (107 solo), 3.5 TFL, 3 INTs, 6 PD, 1 FF

NMDD draft projection as of 12/16: 3rd round

Scouting report via TDN (full report)

Rashad Torrence II is a versatile safety that aligns on all levels of the defense to make impactful plays. In the Gators’ defense, Torrence aligns as a box safety when they need an extra defender to play against the run. At this position, Torrence shows to be an effective tackler. Torrence also shows that he can run from depth to close on ball carriers to make tackles. This allows coaches to place him in multiple alignments knowing that he will be able to make plays from anywhere. Torrence also shows to be a high-motor player. There are numerous instances where he chases the play 20-plus yards down the field to make the tackle.

Richard Gouraige, OT (No. 76)

NMDD draft projection as of 12/16: 5th round

Scouting report via TDN (full report)

Richard Gouriage is a big-bodied offensive tackle that is a plus-level run blocker. At the snap, Gouriage does a good job of coming out of his stance and generating power to engage with defenders. He does a good job engaging with defenders and generating some movement at the line of scrimmage and displaces defenders. As a zone blocker, Gouraige does a good job beating defenders to a spot so he can cut them off. He also shows enough athleticism to be able to make it to some second-level defenders. Overall, Gouriage is a solid run blocker, which should serve him well in this new Billy Napier run-heavy offense.

Amari Burney, LB (No. 2)

Career stats (five seasons): 216 total tackles (120 solo), 16 TFL, 7 sacks, 4 INTs, 12 PD, 2 FF

NMDD draft projection as of 12/16: 6th round

Scouting report via TDN (full report)

There are multiple things to like about Amari Burney as a defender. At Florida, he shows good versatility in his ability to play both the inside linebacker position and the outside linebacker position. From the outside linebacker position, he does a good job of setting the edge and making impact plays. As an inside linebacker, Burney flashes as a good run-stopping linebacker. Burney has the size and the overall strength to become a physical presence at the linebacker position. Burney is a player that always appears to be around the football and will make a key play for a defense when most needed.

Kingsley Eguakun, iOL (No. 65)

NMDD draft projection as of 12/16: 7th round

Scouting report via (full report)

Dips shoulder and moves his feet to get outside leverage when needed. Strong and low coming out of his stance, effective in short-yardage situations.

Finishes and doesn’t quit; competitor with a positive attitude and leadership traits that coaches admire.

Does a nice job on the second level, moving upfield quickly and showing the flexibility and balance to land blocks in space.

Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.

Above-average football smarts and general intelligence. Plays with a nasty streak. Solid character and work ethic.

Consistently lands blocks at the second level, and Eguakun finishes strong. As a pass protector, he has violent, heavy hands. Along with a strong initial punch, he has the hand strength to grip and redirect pass rushers.

Gervon Dexter, DT (No. 9)

NMDD draft projection as of 12/16: 2nd round

Career stats (three seasons): 120 total tackles (47 solo), 10.5 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 INTs, 2 PD

Scouting report via TDN (full report)

Gervon Dexter is a massive defensive lineman that aligns primarily at the interior defensive line position. The Gators run multiple fronts, which allows Dexter to move from gap to gap and take advantage of mismatches. Dexter possesses a rare combination of size and athleticism and uses it to overwhelm offensive linemen in both run defense and pass-rush opportunities. Against the run, Dexter shows to have good natural strength where he can easily stalemate offensive linemen at the line of scrimmage and disrupt run plays. Dexter is also effective when he is asked to penetrate gaps, where he can use his quick first step and get gap penetration to disrupt plays. When rushing the quarterback, he prefers to use his size, speed, and power to collapse the pocket by bull-rushing offensive linemen deep into the pocket.