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The Oakland Raiders are still not done looking at running backs. It has been a few days since former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was supposed to sign with Oakland, but the official deal has still not come to fruition.
The Raiders have just recently worked out the two former college running backs below.
Former Coastal Carolina RB De’Angelo Henderson worked out with the Raiders, per Draft Diamonds.
— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) April 15, 2017
Henderson is listed at 5-foot-7, 208 pounds. He is another small back, but he is more of a bruiser than a speedster. He ran a 4.49 second 40-yard dash at the combine, which is fast, but not electrifying.
He has a nose for the end zone, scoring in 35 straight games in his college career. However, there is a worry that his production came from playing weak competition.
Regardless, he has good burst to be a productive one-cut runner and provides a good option to catch the ball out of the backfield.
He seems to be a talented prospect who can do a little bit of everything. His size combined with coming from a smaller school might cause him to fall a little farther in the draft.
He is projected to go in the fifth or six round, according to CBS Sports.
— Raysean Pringle (@iamrp85) April 16, 2017
Last season, he ran the ball 63 times for 417 yards and six touchdowns. His stats are not impressive and he is not expected to be drafted, but he might be an under the radar guy that McKenzie will look to bring in as an undrafted free agent.
It would likely be a dream come true for Pringle, for he would be returning to his hometown of Oakland, Calif. to play in the NFL if general manager Reggie McKenzie looks to sign him after the draft.
McKenzie is obviously not content with the running back position. The team didn’t seem happy with Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray during the regular season last year and definitely not this offseason; they never even offered him a contract.
McKenzie also picked up two running backs last off-season in RB Jalen Richard and RB DeAndre Washington.
McKenzie looks like he wants to bolster the running back position through the draft even if Lynch is going to sign in the coming days.