In a draft with a lot of weight in defense, it only seems correct that the Oakland Raiders selected a pair of talented game creators in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. First, the team addressed their need on the defensive line selecting Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the No. 4 overall selection, and then following him by selecting Johnathan Abram, the state of Mississippi, with the No. 27 general election.
Abram caught the attention of head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock during the Senior Bowl while playing on the South roster. Although Abram could not play due to a knee injury, his willingness to stay and help other players learn the playbook was a testament to his character.
The old Bulldog has a lot of potential; Here is what you should know about the new Raiders player:
1. An aggressive player with the ability to take down the field marshal.
The Raiders got a stallion in Abram, as it is known to hit opponents' players consistently, and has a quality resume. He had 33 games played, 107 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, two interceptions and 10 pbades defended during his university career.
2. Attended junior college before Mississippi State.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs list, Abram spent his freshman season as a member of the University of Georgia, but transferred to Jones County Junior College. He received a Georgia scholarship again after he left but refused and joined the state of Mississippi.
3. Follow it on social networks.
If you want to connect with the new Raider, you can follow him on Twitter @ JohnathanAbram1.
4. Has the tape of a kickback player.
During the post-draft press conference of Gruden and Mayock, Gruden mentioned that Abram hits as a player of the 70s and 80s. One of the biggest strengths that Abram offers is his speed and physicality, which fit the criteria Silver and Black
5. Appeared in Good Morning Football.
Abram sat down with the Good Morning Football team to talk about his performance in the NFL Scouting Combination, and why he deserved to be the first safety player in the 2019 NFL Draft; have a look.