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Oakland Raiders rookie defensive end Jack Crawford didn’t appear to stand out during minicamp or OTAs last month.
The fifth-round pick (158th overall) is considered a project player with limited experience in the eyes of many, having started football as a junior in high school after moving from the U.K. to the U.S.
Crawford looks to contribute from the get-go though in his first year, according to head coach Dennis Allen.
“He’s big, athletic, runs really well,” Allen told Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area. ”And he’s had some production, and so again we look for versatility in guys and we try to find roles for specific guys and I think as you look at him, as we get a chance to work with him, I think we’re going to be able to define a pretty good role for him.”
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During his 49-game college career, Crawford started three seasons at Penn State, racking up a total of 14 sacks.
He totaled 31 tackles, tied the team lead for fumble recoveries, chalked up ...
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20 Yard Shuttle: 4.30
Bench Press: 17 reps
Vertical Jump: 38″
Broad Jump: 117″
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20 Yard Shuttle: 4.45
Bench Press: 12 reps
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