December 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; UCF Knights running back Latavius Murray (28) runs with the ball against the Ball State Cardinals during the first quarter of the St. Petersburg Beef

2013 NFL Draft: Oakland Adds Depth At Running Back, Picks Latavius Murray


December 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; UCF Knights running back Latavius Murray (28) runs with the ball against the Ball State Cardinals during the first quarter of the St. Petersburg Beef O’Brady’s Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement, USA Today Sports.

Darren McFadden has succumbed to lots of injuries lately. So, the Raiders felt compelled to add another replacement in case he falls victim to another injury in 2013.

Murray averaged a remarkable 5.6 yards per carry (YPC) and ran for 15 touchdowns with Central Florida in 2012, but he wasn’t thought of as one of the draft’s best running backs. Murray, however, can be a valuable pickup for Oakland, as he is 6’3″ and weighs 222 pounds. The Raiders signed Rashad Jennings this offseason, so Murray will likely start as the Raiders’ third-string or fourth-string running back.

However, Murray could climb the depth chart. He has good size and produced in 2012, even if he was in a small conference.

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