Raiders draft Ohio CB T.J. Carrie

Raiders draft Ohio CB T.J. Carrie
May 10, 2014, 2:30 pm
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T.J. Carrie won a California state championship with De La Salle. (USATSI)

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.

T.J.Carrie
Cornerback
Ohio
6-feet
206 pounds
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).