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Five Things To Know About Offensive Tackle David Sharpe


Offensive Tackle David Sharpe

The Oakland Raiders fourth round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft is officially in, as the team selected offensive tackle David Sharpe from the University of Florida.

Here are five things to know about the offensive lineman:

His NFL comparison is current Raiders offensive tackle Vadal Alexander.

Last year, the Silver and Black selected Vadal Alexander in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Entering the league, Alexander was 6'5", 326 pounds, Sharpe is relatively close to him in size, weighing in at 343 pounds and standing at 6'6".

Sharpe shares a connection with Head Coach Jack Del Rio.

Coming from the University of Florida, Sharpe served as quarterback Luke Del Rio's primary left tackle, who just so happens to be the son of his new head coach. The former-Gator started all 13 games last season at the left tackle position, and played in a total of 33 games during his three-year tenure.

**He's a big addition to the offensive line.


As stated previously, Sharpe is a behemoth of a man and his 6'6", 343-pound frame is one of his clear strengths on the football field. His size makes it difficult for defensive ends and pass rushers to bull rush, and the former Gator also boasts strong hands.

Sharpe received offers from a multitude of colleges.

Coming out of high school, Sharpewas offered scholarships from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Miami (FL), Ohio State, South Carolina, and Tennessee, but opted to attend Florida.

Follow him on Twitter.

The big man from Gainesville, Fla., is active on Twitter and Instagram, you can follow him at "Sharpe_Theory."

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