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The Oakland Raiders drafted a linebacker in the fifth round

The Raiders drafted linebacker Marquel Lee in the fifth round

One of the Oakland Raiders' most glaring holes on defense lied in the middle of their linebacker corps, but general manager Reggie McKenzie waited until the fifth round to address the position. 

McKenzie selected Wake Forest's Marquel Lee with the 168th overall pick. Lee is an aggressive linebacker, leading the team with 105 tackles and a career-high 7.5 sacks. 

He's got good build with long arms and strong instincts in the run game. Lee is also a team lead, with the speed to play sideline to sideline. Jack Del Rio and Ken Norton, Jr. will have to coach him up and help him with discipline, as well as improving his cover skills.


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