CB Keith McGill and LS Jon Condo
Spring has sprung in Northern California, so you may have missed these tidbits from the weekend while you were out enjoying the weather. It's okay though because we've got you covered.
- Over the weekend, LS Jon Condo and CB Keith McGill attended the Northern California Youth Summit with Free the Children at John Muir Middle School. The pair gave opening remarks to the assembled audience and also participated in a "hot seat" ice breaker.
Since 2008 Free The Children's Youth Summits have brought young people together for a day of social justice learning and leadership building. Students throughout the Bay Area (public, private, and charter schools, middle & high schools) from as far south as Salinas to as far north as Napa and Sacramento were represented.
- With just over two weeks until the Draft, NFL.com took a look at all 32 team's tendencies in the draft http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000483940/article/2015-nfl-draft-positions-teams-favoravoid-in-first-round) and historically what positions they have selected in the first round. When it comes to the Draft, what does General Manager Reggie McKenzie like to do?
According to the article, the Raiders have selected linebackers with two of their last three first-round draft picks, most recently taking LB Khalil Mack No. 5 overall in 2014.
The one position that Oakland hasn't typically selected in the first round? Wide receiver, where they have taken just one since 1988.
- Mark Inabinett of Al.com delves into the story and writes that the Raiders are hopeful he can regain the form he had playing collegiately in Tuscaloosa.
In the story, Inabinett compares Richardson's young career to that of his former Crimson Tide teammates Mark Ingram and Eddie Lacy and looks at the opportunity he has been awarded with the Raiders.
Headed into 2015, Richardson will compete with Latavius Murray and recently-signed free agent Roy Helu, Jr. for carries.