ALAMEDA -- The Raiders chose Antioch native and Concord De La Salle High grad T.J. Carrie with the No. 219 overall selection in the NFL draft.
Selection: Seventh round, No. 219 overall
Chosen ahead of . . . CB Rashaad Reynolds, Oregon State
College career: Carrie has a long injury history, which probably caused him to slide in this draft. He missed time with a torn labrum in his hip in 2009, missed the 2012 season with a shoulder injury and sat out the NFL Scouting Combine with a right knee injury. He will be a 24-year old rookie.
Scouting report: Carrie has the size you’re looking for from an NFL cornerback. He’s a physical corner who is strong at the line of scrimmage and is intensely competitive. He needs to improve his footwork, but could be a solid pick this late in the draft.
How he fits: He should get a shot to return punts right away and grow into a role on defense. Carrie must stay healthy and improve his technique if he is to do so. His physical nature suggests he could grow into a role as a slot corner.
Next scheduled pick: Seventh round, No. 235 overall (Saturday).