Raiders draft former Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram
The Raiders completed an active first round Thursday evening by selecting former Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram with the No. 27 overall selection.
April 25, 2019 - 8:26 pm
Updated April 25, 2019 - 10:59 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Raiders completed an active first round Thursday evening by selecting former Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram with the No. 27 overall selection.
Abram is a rangy, physical safety who totaled a team-high 99 tackles with two interceptions and three sacks in 2018. He is expected to start alongside Karl Joseph this year.
His addition follows ex-Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell at No. 4 and former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs at No. 24.
College: Mississippi St.
Size: 5 feet, 11 inches; 205 pounds
2018 stats: 99 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble
In his words: “We have a chance to help change this program around from the past with this new coaching staff and moving to Las Vegas. I think it’s going to be a great season and great years to come.”
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