With today’s signings, the Oakland Raiders have just one remaining draft pick who has not yet signed his contract.
The Oakland Raiders, just a day before organized team activities (OTAs) begin in Alameda, Calif., signed two more members of their 2018 draft class. The team signed third-round offensive tackle selection Brandon Parker and fourth-round cornerback pick Nick Nelson. Only rookie defensive end Arden Key has yet to sign a contract with Oakland.
As usual, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Parker, who starred at North Carolina A&T, was the 65th pick overall in this spring’s draft after a stellar career with the Aggies. He started all 48 career games at left tackle and was a three-time FCS All-American and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year for three straight seasons from 2015-17.
Nelson, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound cornerback, started all 14 games at Wisconsin in 2017 and led the nation in setting a school-record with 21 passes defensed. Nelson played his first two years at Hawai’i before transferring to play for the Badgers. Nelson injured his knee in a pre-draft workout with the Detroit Lions, but it turned out to be a partial meniscus repair – much better than most of the league originally believed.