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Raiders Make Their Fourth And Fifth Round Picks From Las Vegas

Posted May 3, 2017

For the Oakland Raiders Draft Day Three party, Nevada Governor Tom Sandoval and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak helped the team announce a couple picks.

Las Vegas Governor Brian Sandoval

The 2017 NFL Draft is officially in the books.

Saturday afternoon kicked off the third, and final, day of the draft, which featured rounds four through seven. Teams around the league made their fourth, fifth, sixth round selections from a variety of locations, with fans and former members of the team announcing the pick.

The Oakland Raiders held their Day Three draft announcements in Las Vegas, in front of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. With several fans in attendance, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval made an appearance to announce the team’s fourth round pick on national television.

Following the fourth pick, Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak stood side-by-side members of the Raiderettes as he announced the team’s fifth round selection on air.

Not only were members of the Nevada government in attendance to take part in the team’s draft party, but former Raiders were present to show their support. From Hall of Fame cornerback Mike Haynes, to Pro Bowl offensive lineman Lincoln Kennedy, and Super Bowl MVP Rod Martin, the former players came to celebrate the day with the fans.

While the Raiders didn’t end up making a sixth round selection, the team traded back to receive two seventh round picks from the Arizona Cardinals. Kennedy, along with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and the Raiders of Henderson Flag Football team posed for a pic together.