Raiders select defensive end Maxx Crosby with the No. 106 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders selected Eastern Michigan defensive lineman Maxx Crosby with the 106th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

EMU: Ended his EMU career with 41.0 career TFL and 20 career sacks, both ranked second in the Eastern record books...

2018: Named First Team All‐MAC...Joined former NFL Draft picks Ron Johnson and Lional Dalton as the only EMU defensive players to ever earn back‐to‐back First Team All‐MAC selections...Is just the fourth EMU defender to earn the first team accolades twice in a career, joining Ron Johnson (1976 & 1977), Richard Palmer (1991 & 1993), Lional Dalton (199 & 1997), and Pat O’Connor (2014 & 2016)...Finished the season ranked 10th nationally in forced fumbles per game (0.33), as well as seventh in tackles‐for loss per game (1.6)...Was also fifth in the MAC in sacks (0.68), a mark that ranks 42nd in the FBS ranks...Started in 12 games played for the Eagles...Tallied 70 tackles on the season...Accumulated 19.0 TFL, including 7.5 sacks, on the year...Recorded a season‐best performance against San Diego State (Sept. 22), finishing with eight tackles, 3.5 TFLs, and 2.5 sacks...Named MAC Player of the Week Sept. 24...Recorded EMU’s first pick‐six since Nov. 2, 2017, along with eight tackles in Eastern’s matchup against Akron (Nov. 10)...Named MAC Player of the Week Nov. 12...Named to both the Bednarik Award Watch List and Nagurski Award Watch List...Also named to Ted Hendricks Award Watch List for top defensive end in the nation...Selected First Team Preseason All‐MAC by Athlon Sports...

2017: Earned Eastern Michigan's Team MVP, John E. Borowiec Most Valuable Defensive Player, and Harold E. Sponberg Down Lineman Award at the team's postseason banquet...Selected to the first‐team All‐Mid‐American Conference Team...Played in, and started, all 12 games for the Eagles...Led the Eagles defense in sacks with 11...Had back‐to‐back multi‐sack games, with three each against Central Michigan (Nov. 8) and Miami (OH) (Nov. 15)...Forced four fumbles, recovering two...

2016: Played in all 13 games…Recorded 35 tackles and 1.5 sacks on the season...Provided a momentum swing against MVSU (Sept. 2) when he recovered a fumble which led to an EMU touchdown moments later...Added two tackles‐for‐loss in the win at Ohio (Oct. 15)...

2015: Sat out the 2015 season as a redshirt...Was named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year...

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas...Played under Head Coach Darren Allman as a Panther...Ranked as a two‐star recruit by 247Sports and Scout...Received all‐area and all district honors in 2014 after recording 62 tackles, 13 quarterback hurries, 12 tackles‐for‐loss, six sacks, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a punt block...Despite missing his team’s first four games with an injury in 2013, had 40‐plus tackles and a strip sack along with second team all‐district honors...Played a key role in the Panthers qualifying for the state playoffs and was named to the 5A Elite Underclassmen All‐State Second Team...Also a part of the basketball team...

PERSONAL: Full name: Maxx Robert Crosby...Son of Bryan and Vera Crosby...Grew up in the Detroit and Flint area until he was 11 years old...Communications major.

With the 106th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Raiders select Eastern Michigan defensive end Maxx Crosby.

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