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Raiders Sign Draft Pick Criner

Posted Jul 29, 2012

The Oakland Raiders have signed WR Juron Criner.


The Oakland Raiders have signed WR Juron Criner, the final member of the team’s 2012 draft class to agree to terms, the organization announced Sunday.

The signing of the fifth-round selection means every draft choice in Reggie McKenzie’s first class as General Manager is under contract.

Criner (6-3, 221), was selected 168th overall after totaling 209 receptions for 2,859 yards and a school-record 32 touchdowns in four years at Arizona.

The native of Las Vegas, Nev., hauled in 75 passes for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns in just 11 games as a senior. He recorded 82 receptions as a junior in 2010, totaling 1,233 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 13 games with 12 starts. He garnered first-team All-Pac-12 honors as a junior and was received second-team All-America recognition from The NFL Draft Report, CBS Sports, and Sports Illustrated.