Oakland Raiders

Raiders swoop up 2 defenders with big health concerns as NFL draft comes to an end

FILE -- Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (73) celebrates after sacking BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum (12), in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.
FILE -- Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (73) celebrates after sacking BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum (12), in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. AP File Photo

The Raiders wrapped up this year's draft by picking up three more defenders, a punter and a wide receiver in Saturday's late rounds.

After a Friday filled with trades, Oakland traded up one more time for selection No. 140, giving the Indianapolis Colts pick Nos. 159 and 185. The Raiders drafted defensive tackle Maurice Hurst with that pick.

They also nabbed cornerback Nick Nelson in the fourth round, punter Johnny Townsend in the fifth, inside linebacker Azeem Victor in the sixth and wide receiver Marcell Ateman in the final round.

Here's more on the Raiders' five picks from rounds 4-7.

NICK NELSON

Selected: Fourth round, No. 110 overall

College: Wisconsin

Position: Cornerback

Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 200 pounds

Comment: NFL.com notes that Nelson is well-built, but he's also short and managed not to intercept any passes in his college career. Still, he "looks the part of an average NFL starter."

MAURICE HURST

Selected: Fifth round, No. 140 overall

College: Michigan

Position: Defensive tackle

Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 292 pounds

Comment: Health concerns led Hurst to drop from a projected second-round pick all the way to the fifth round. According to NFL.com, Hurst is a disruptive defender with quick hands. But he needed medical clearance after heart irregularities were found at the combine.

JOHNNY TOWNSEND

Selected: Fifth round, No. 173 overall

College: Florida

Position: Punter

Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 210 pounds

Comment: Townsend has a booming, strong leg, but the long hang time on his kicks results in too much return yardage, NFL.com writes. CBS Sports' draft tracker gave the selection of Townsend a D+, the Raiders' worst score in the draft.

AZEEM VICTOR

Selected: Sixth round, No. 216 overall

College: Washington

Position: Inside linebacker

Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 240 pounds

Comment: A broken leg in 2016 and a DUI last November dropped Victor's draft stock considerably, writes NFL.com, but when healthy, Victor is a quick-footed linebacker and a physical hitter with good instincts.

MARCELL ATEMAN

Selected: Seventh round, No. 228 overall

College: Oklahoma State

Position: Wide receiver

Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 216 pounds

Comment: NFL.com writes that Marcell Ateman has good size and toe control on sideline catches. But he still needs work in running routes and keeping space from defenders. CBS Sports gave this selection an A.

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