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Raiders make official 13 undrafted rookie signings


The Oakland Raiders were one of the last teams to announce their 2012 undrafted rookie class. They did so on Thursday evening, confirming the addition of 13 UDFAs.

They are as follows:

Utah cornerback Conroy Black, Nevada linebacker Kaelin Burnett, Beloit receiver/tight end Derek Carrier, USC receiver Brandon Carswell, Missouri defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton, Wisconsin safety Aaron Henry, Fort Valley State punter Marquette King, Arizona State tackle Dan Knapp, San Diego linebacker Mario Kurn, Cal (PA) receiver Thomas Mayo, Pittsburgh guard Lucas Nix, Penn State safety Chaz Powell, and Temple receiver Rod Streater.

Black, Burnett, and Carrier all visited the Raiders before the draft.

Perhaps the most highly regarded Raiders UDFA in draftnik circles was Nix, the guard from Pitt. The Raiders lack depth on the offensive line, so Nix’s agent did a good job of selecting a landing spot for his client.

Nix (pictured) entered his senior season with early-round grades from NFL scouts. He may have fallen out of the draft due to character and/or medical concerns.

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12 Responses to “Raiders make official 13 undrafted rookie signings”
  1. spellingcopfather says: May 10, 2012 8:11 PM

    That punter is build like a WR, i dont get why raiders picked him up tho, unless shane is retiring soon or we plan to use him for trick plays!!!

  2. raiderapologist says: May 10, 2012 8:16 PM

    Only one Penn State guy?

  3. autumnwindindc says: May 10, 2012 9:02 PM

    @spellingcopfather – The Raiders almost always have a camp leg; Shane and Jano never have heavy loads.

    I’ll bet they have the easiest camp among all Pro Bowlers, in fact.

  4. radrntn says: May 10, 2012 9:12 PM

    burnett, carrier and hamilton, are legit, and have chance at making squad….

    all time high 4 wolf pack drafted, and with burnett and roy signing with jets, not a bad year for the blue..


  5. mjbulls45 says: May 10, 2012 10:07 PM

    Raiders went heavy in the state of pennsylvania

  6. mullman7675 says: May 10, 2012 10:40 PM

    I think almost every team in the league carries multiple kickers/ punters on the preseason roster. No need to waste the starters leg in training camp if you already know what he is capable of, and we all know what Shane and SeaBass are capable of….

  7. lilcuzzy says: May 10, 2012 11:04 PM

    Raiders brought in some serious competition here. Another NT , more possible 3-4 pieces , and some ferocious 0-linemen. Guys who will battle and up the anti in mini camps / training camp. I can see 2-3 of these guys making the team and 5-6 landing on the practice squad. I love alot of these names and many of them are coming from highly-regarded programs. Im high on Nix & Knapp , I also like Burnett, Henry, and Hamilton ALOT. Ive seen and studied many of these players. Rod Streater is also a guy Ive seen play live, he runs nice routes and is pretty smooth, practice squad candidate.

  8. joewilliesshnoz says: May 10, 2012 11:26 PM

    Nix is the best steal in the draft , look for a long career in the black and silver !

  9. lostsok says: May 11, 2012 12:02 AM

    I wouldn’t bet against any of these guys. McKenzie/Allen clearly like production first and foremost, not freakish athletic ability that would “redefine” the game…if the person in question ever learns to play it.

    DHB and the other Davis man-crush players are all in jeopardy if they don’t come in and learn the new system at least as fast as these kids.

  10. rajbais says: May 11, 2012 12:38 AM


    Isn’t their roster empty enough to the point where it will only get 4 wins???

  11. tatum064 says: May 11, 2012 1:03 AM

    Brandon Carswell of Southern Cal wasn’t signed?

  12. commitment2excrement says: May 11, 2012 5:15 AM

    by the end of camp they will all be personal foul penaltie machines!

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