ALAMEDA – The Raiders selected nine players in last week’s 2019 NFL Draft, and signed 10 more rookies after that.
The team announced the latter list on Friday afternoon, as the first full Raiders rookie minicamp practice was starting. The names aren’t new, as all had been reported following the draft.
They can be discussed further now that they’re officially in the fray, though some names could shuffle if a tryout player (or two) impresses enough to prompt a change. Here’s the full list, with a bit more on three undrafted Raiders to watch:
Raiders undrafted free agents
LB Te’von Coney (6-1, 229), Notre Dame
G Lester Cotton Sr. (6-4, 325), Alabama
WR Keelan Doss (6-3, 213), UC Davis
LB Koa Farmer (6-1, 228), Penn State
FB Alec Ingold (6-1, 242), Wisconsin
OT Andre James (6-4, 299), UCLA
CB Dylan Mabin (6-1, 196), Fordham
OG Lukayus McNeil (6-5, 310), Louisville
CB Keisean Nixon (5-10, 196), South Carolina
OT Tyler Roemer (6-6, 312), San Diego State
UDFAs to watch
WR Keelan Doss, UC Davis: Consider it a legitimate surprise that Doss wasn’t drafted. The talented, immensely productive small-school receiver and Alameda native stayed close to home despite multiple offers after the draft. He’ll have a great chance to make the 53-man roster, and should be viewed as a real contender to one of two open spots at receiver.
LB Te’von Coney, Notre Dame: This is another player many expected to be a draft pick. He’s a bit light at 229 pounds, but is a relentless player and a solid tackler. He could fit in well as an off-the-ball linebacker and challenge for a roster spot if he shows improvement in coverage and one of the team’s young backups don’t play as well.
FB Alec Ingold, Wisconsin: He’s a strong blocker in space and can be an impactful short-yardage rusher at 242 pounds. Ingold signed with the right team, considering the Raiders use an old-school fullback.
Keith Smith is a solid offensive player with special teams ability, but that spot could be considered vulnerable to the right talent.
“He’s going to be a great special teams player and that’s what attracted him to us in addition to being a fullback,” Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said. “Huge priority. Huge, huge priority is special teams.”