The Oakland Raiders have signed 2nd Round pick Offensive Tackle Menelik Watson. Watson was the 42nd overall pick and will battle Khalif Barnes for the starting RT position opposite Jared Veldheer. Watson is 6′ 5″ and weighs 315 pounds. The multisport athlete from England is fairly new to football but showed great promise in his one season at Florida State allowing only 1 sack.
The Raiders announced the signing of second-round draft pick Menelik Watson on Wednesday – Jerry McDonald Mercury News July 24th
The signing of Watson leaves only first round pick D.J. unsigned. The Raiders begin camp on Friday, if Hayden isn’t signed by then he may not be fully recovered from surgery to repair his severed vena cava that he underwent in November.