Here are some excerpts from the Raiders press conference with general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen after the draft. I’ve cut and pasted some of the questions and answers that were about the defensive line or Christo Bilukidi, who became the first Georgia State player to be drafted when Oakland took him in the sixth round on Saturday.
Q: Reggie, you drafted a couple of D-linemen who got into football late and some people see them as projects, do you see them as projects? And are they people you can be patient with to try and bring along?
McKenzie: Yeah, with all these guys, to a certain degree, are going to have to be brought along, but yes the D-linemen did get into football late but they are very good prospects. Even though they are a little raw we feel like we can coach those guys up and they will eventually be pretty good players.
Q: How do you, when you look at a guy like Bilukidi, who has not had a lot of football experience, he is pretty raw and he goes