The Oakland Raiders have selected offensive tackle Menelik Watson out of Florida State with the 42nd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Watson, a junior last season, is 6’5″ and weighs 310 pounds.
“He recorded a 27.5-inch vertical jump and 19 strength lifts,” said Gil Brandt of the NFL Network. “Watson played right tackle at Florida State but the feeling is he can play left tackle. He reminds people of boxer Lennox Lewis because of his accent and gold tooth. This is a kid who has only player one year of football. He’s from Manchester, England, and very good offensive lineman.”
The Raiders selected cornerback D.J. Hayden in the first round, trading down with the Dolphins to receive the 12th and 42nd overall selections.