Raiders sign second-round draft pick Menelik Watson

Raiders ink Menelik Watson

Raiders sign second-round draft pick Menelik Watson
July 24, 2013, 4:45 pm
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The NFL rookie wage scale dictates that Menelik Watson will make roughly $4.15 million over his four-year contract. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

NAPA -- Menelik Watson signed a four-year contract with the Raiders late Wednesday afternoon, just hours after most Raiders reported to training camp.

The second-round pick out of Florida State was the last member of his round to sign a contract, but it was taken care of without incident.

The offensive tackle will be with the team when practice begins on Friday.

That leaves first-round pick D.J. Hayden as the Raiders' only unsigned draft pick. He was not in camp Wednesday and isn't expected until he signs on the dotted line.

[RELATED: Raiders top draft pick Hayden still a no-show]

Exact terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, but the NFL rookie wage scale dictates that he'll make roughly $4.15 million over the life of the contract.

Watson was considered a quality selection at No. 42 overall, with the physical tools to excel in the league. Experience, however, remains an issue.

Watson has just one season of major-college experience, so the speed of his transition to NFL football remains uncertain. Watson, an Englishman who played soccer and basketball before switching to the gridiron late in life, must prove he can master the Raiders scheme before playing time is earned.