Raiders select Kevin Boothe in round six

In the sixth round, with the 176th overall selection, the Oakland Raiders selected Cornell offensive lineman Kevin Boothe.

A four-time All-Ivy League offensive lineman, Kevin Boothe was widely considered the best lineman from the Ivy League.

Boothe has experience playing at both right guard and right tackle, seeing action at right tackle throughout 2004. He also has logged game time at left tackle for Cornell.

Blessed with long arms, he has the ability to keep defenders at bay and he is considered to be a player who is raw but has a good amount of upside.

Boothe started all 10 games at left tackle this past season, leading an offensive line that led the Cornell running game averaged 248.9 yards per game (eighth nationally). The Big Red offense ran for 26 touchdowns and averaged 4.4 yards per carry.

The last player taken from Cornell was also selected by the Raiders - Chad Levitt in the fourth round of the 1997 draft.

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