The Oakland Raiders have made two more selections here in the fourth round. They started with DT Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech, who had his best season as a senior rackings up 48 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss, and is very good at getting penetration. However, he has had some weight issues. The potential is there, according to Vic Tafur.
Justin Ellis a true nose tackle. 6-2, 355 pounds with decent athleticism. Nice sleeper
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) May 10, 2014
It’s hard to be unhappy about who he idolizes either, and that is a good sign.
Raiders 4th-rd pick Justin Ellis says he idolized Warren Sapp growing up, but currently models his game after Patriots DT Vince Wilfork. — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) May 10, 2014
Their second pick of the round, CB Keith McGill out of Utah, has had some off-field issues which ultimately led to his fall in the draft. The 6’3″ McGill was moved to corner while at Utah, but can play safety as well. However, many think he will stay as a corner.
Another solid selection from the Raiders, landing a value in Keith McGill. Will play as a boundary CB. Great length. Tackles, gets physical.
— Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) May 10, 2014
Utah CB Keith McGill is McKenzie taking a chance on a player much as he did on DT Stacy McGee last year. — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) May 10, 2014
The Oakland Raiders continue to add depth in needed areas, and I look for this to continue into the next round. Both of these picks do come with some risks, however, especially with McGill. Still, he has second to third-round grades, so taking him in the fourth is an fantastic value selection for the Silver and Black.