Five quick facts about Raiders draft pick Max Valles

The Raiders chose Virginia OLB Max Valles with the 179th overall pick. Valles played in a Virginia system that had a linebacker focus. Valles played both outside linebacker and defensive end at UVA. He seems to be more comfortable at end. Valles’ size (6’5, 251) and frame will allow him to gain 20-25 pounds effectively. Max is apparently psychic. Who doesn’t want to be a Raider...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

How Twitter reacted to the Raiders selecting Max Valles

In the 6th round, the Oakland Raiders held the 3rd pick (179th overall) and they drafted Max Valles, a linebacker out of University of Virginia. He is said to be an athlete and not yet a football player, but if things start to click for him, then he’ll be amazing. It’s said that if things don’t click for him, a team will wind up with a backup defensive end. And taking a look...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia's Max Valles should be a late-round selection

Former Virginia linebacker Max Valles' decision to enter the draft came two seasons early, so it's easy to understand why NFL teams are reluctant to make him a major investment. Even though Valles led the Cavaliers in sacks last season, ESPN draft expert Todd McShay left him off his lest of the top 300 prospects, according to Andrew Ramspacher of Cavalier Insider."I got him [going...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavaliers could have three players drafted this week

Unless something catastrophic occurs, Virginia Cavaliers director of news content Jeff White notes, the Cavs will have a player selected in the NFL draft for the 32nd-consecutive year.Pass-rusher Eli Harold should be the first Virginia product plucked off the board. Later in the draft, outside linebacker Max Valles, another sack master, should be selected. Both Cavaliers are early...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

DC Jon Tenuta is retooling the Cavaliers defense

The Cavaliers knew they'd lose a bunch of quality contributors on the defensive side of the ball to graduation, but when defensive end Eli Harold and linebacker Max Valles decided to enter the draft early, Virginia's defense was dumbstruck.Even though Virginia went 5-7 and did not appear in a bowl game last season, the defensive unit was strong and ranked No. 28 in the nation, according...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Virginia OLB Max Valles

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all offseason, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. A breakdown of one of the Steelers’ pre-draft visitors. […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Virginia OLB...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia's linebacker Valles opts to declare for NFL draft

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia outside linebacker Max Valles has decided to forgo his last two years of eligibility and enter the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound sophomore made the announcement Tuesday. He joins junior defensive end Eli Harold in opting to leave school. Valles finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference with nine sacks this season. Valles is viewed as...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavaliers eager to erase bad Duke memories

Virginia linebacker Max Valles and his teammates don't have fond memories of last season's game against Duke. The Cavaliers built a 22-0 lead in the first half, then folded in an embarrassing 35-22 loss. Virginia (4-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) hopes things will be different when it plays at Duke on Saturday. The Blue Devils (5-1, 1-1) have won five of the last meetings in the...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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