Originally published on Silver & Black Report on May 10, 2014
The after selecting a cornerback in the fourth round, the Raiders decided to add some additional help by drafting Ohio cornerback Travis Carrie.
Carrie possesses great size and has the looks of an NFL cornerback with his 6-foot, 206-pound frame. He has solid speed to keep up with wide receivers while also possessing the ability to jam
As is always important late in the draft, the Raiders also get a player that has experience in punt returns as well as working as a gunner in coverage. Carrie finished last season with an average of 12.7 yards per punt return (led the MAC) to go along with 42 tackles and four interceptions while playing defense.
Carrie did sit out two seasons (2009 & 2012) due to hip and shoulder surgery, which in the end makes him a 24-year-old rookie for the Raiders.
Carrie is also a local product, being from Antioch, Calif. and having gone to De La Salle High School in Concord.