Oakland signs two

As first reported by SilverandBlack.com, long snapper Jon Condo was in for a tryout with the Oakland Raiders earlier this week and was subsequently signed to the practice squad on Thursday. Oakland also signed an offensive tackle.

Here is the scouting report of Jon Condo coming out of Maryland:

Bio: Part-time defensive end, primarily used as the team's starting long snapper the past four-years.

Positives: Consistent snapper who gets great velocity on the ball. Snaps quickly get into the backfield and are easy for the holder to handle. Usually one of the first players down on coverage units.

Negatives: Tends to be a bit off on the direction of snaps and usually high of the mark. Occasionally lines up in a three point stance on defense but has minimal impact.

Analysis: One of the better pure long snappers in this draft, Condo will get consideration in the very late rounds.

The Raiders also added offensive tackle Mark Wilson out of California to the practice squad.

Here is his scouting report coming out of college but he has spent time with Washington, Cleveland and Minnesota.

Bio: First team All Conference selection after starting nine games at left tackle as a senior. Played his first two seasons on the right side.

Pos: Tough, intelligent blocker that's been very steady the past four seasons. Blocks with good lean, stays square and keeps defenders in front of him. Gets movement from run blocks or seals the pocket using good angles. Patient, works his hands and places them nicely into defenders. Looks to destroy and mash opponents.

Neg: Lacks the fluid footwork sliding out to protect the edge and does more stepping than shuffling of his feet. Not effective in motion, lacks explosion and body adjustment.

Analysis: A solid collegiate lineman, Wilson offers good upside for the next level and has the frame to add bulk. While his versatility is a plus, best as a back-up on the strong side in the NFL.

''He's a real good prospect,'' Washington head coach Joe Gibbs said when he was drafted by his club. ''He looks like someone who could play guard or tackle. He's very solid, very bright.''


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