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Five Things You Need To Know About DeAndre Washington


The Oakland Raiders added another player to their stable of running backs, using their fifth round pick (No. 143 overall) on Texas Tech running back DeAndre Washington.

Here's what you need to know about the newest Raider.

1. Productivity is the name of the game

In 2015, Washington rushed for 1,492 yards – including a Big 12-leading 14 rushing touchdowns – as well as seven 100-plus rushing-yard performances.

In total, he finished his career with 3,411 rushing yards, 23 rushing touchdowns in addition to 1,091 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.

2. He'll be a threat in the passing game

As mentioned above, the powerful running back finished his college career with over 1,000 receiving yards, and excelling in the passing game is something he takes pride in.

"I just think playmakers make plays at the end of the day," said Washington via conference call. "I'm excited to be a part of this Oakland offense and look forward to doing big things."

3.  Fight, Raiders, Fight!

While their time at Texas Tech didn't overlap, Washington is looking forward to meeting and joining forces with another Red Raider – wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

"He [Crabtree] is the most talked about guy when you come through Lubbock, Texas, when you talk about receivers or Texas Tech players period," Washington said. "He's that guy, one of the first names that roll off anybody's tongue. I've actually never met him personally, but I definitely look forward to being with another Red Raider."

4. He has a little swagger to him

Washington plays the game with a little bit of flair; you need to look no further than his mouthpiece from last season.

5. Give the man a follow

Following his selection by the Silver and Black, Washington took to Twitter to share his excitement about being the newest Raider.

Be sure to give him a follow @dwa5hington

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