Originally published on Silver & Black Report on May 10, 2014
Adding defensive help was definitely one of the priorities heading into the draft, and the Raiders kept working at it by drafting defensive end Shelby Harris out of Illinois State.
Harris adds a 6-foot-2, 288-pound frame that has worked both inside and outside of the defensive line.
While Harris is usually solid at defending the run, he will have to become much more consistent with his pass rush moves.
Not to mention, Harris has massive red flags for his character as he missed out on playing last season due to being released by the Illinois State team due to “conduct detrimental to the team.”
The Raiders took Khalil Mack in the first round, but Harris represents the first true defensive end that the Raiders have taken in the 2014 NFL Draft.