Raiders sign fifth-round choice Nate Hobbs

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The Raiders have signed fifth-round choice Nate Hobbs, the team announced.

Las Vegas made the Illinois cornerback the 167th overall choice.

He appeared in 39 games with 34 starts for the Fighting Illini. Hobbs totaled 168 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three interceptions, 18 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in his four seasons.

He earned All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2019.

Hobbs is expected to compete for the slot cornerback job left vacant by Lamarcus Joyner. Casey Hayward and Damon Arnette also are candidates.

10 responses to “Raiders sign fifth-round choice Nate Hobbs

  1. Kind of surprised that the Raiders have signed any draft picks prior to 72 hours leading up to camp. Las Vegas can be trouble for a young man with a fresh fat bank account.

  2. Not good enough, what a waste hiring Gruden and Mayock. Couple TV personalities that can’t compete in the NFL. Especially with Mahomes in their division, what a disgraceful investment in relocation and new management.

    The Raiders are the Lions of the west!

  3. Not good enough, what a waste hiring Gruden and Mayock. Couple TV personalities that can’t compete in the NFL. Especially with Mahomes in their division, what a disgraceful investment in relocation and new management.

    The Raiders are the Lions of the west!!

  4. jjcorktard says:
    May 18, 2021 at 1:23 pm
    Not good enough, what a waste hiring Gruden and Mayock. Couple TV personalities that can’t compete in the NFL. Especially with Mahomes in their division, what a disgraceful investment in relocation and new management.

    The Raiders are the Lions of the west!!

    Lions of the west? Do the Lions have 3 SupberBowl Trophies, multiple appearances in the SuperBowl, division championships, and a very long list of Hall of Fame Players?

    Exactly.

  5. Lions of the west? Do the Lions have 3 SupberBowl Trophies, multiple appearances in the SuperBowl, division championships, and a very long list of Hall of Fame Players?

    Exactly.

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    *Super Bowl

    The Raiders won SupBerbowls in the 80’s dude, if you want to go back over 30 years may as well keep going another 30 when the Lions won four SupBerbowls or the equivalent to the SupBerbowls back than.

    Exactly.

  6. raidernation lives among the penitentiaries says:
    May 18, 2021 at 3:56 pm
    Lions of the west? Do the Lions have 3 SupberBowl Trophies, multiple appearances in the SuperBowl, division championships, and a very long list of Hall of Fame Players?

    Exactly.

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    *Super Bowl

    The Raiders won SupBerbowls in the 80’s dude, if you want to go back over 30 years may as well keep going another 30 when the Lions won four SupBerbowls or the equivalent to the SupBerbowls back than.

    Exactly.

    So history means nothing in the NFL, got it.

  7. You guys are so silly. No one cares about the lions or their history, definitely not the raiders neither. This is a win now league, not a measuring contest.

    Both those teams are at the beginning of their rebuilds with no Quarterback in sight, Lions a bit fresher. In all honesty, this is a great pick for the Raiders though.

  8. mlhigh77 says:
    May 18, 2021 at 4:19 am
    Wait for it. This draft pick is already GOAT. LOL!
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    Still be good enough to beat your sorry bunch twice a year

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