In case you missed it Hurricanes fans, the Oakland Raiders drafted not one but two former UM stars on days 2 and 3 of the NFL Draft.
But what should Feliciano and Walford expect in their new West Coast home?
And what will their new team expect from them as rookies and beyond?
For all that and more, we enlisted Levi Damien of SB Nation's Raiders site, Silver and Black Pride.
SOTU: First of all, which veterans and rookies are the main competition for each during training camp?
SOTU: In your estimation, what roles will both Feliciano and Walford fill this season on the Raiders?
Both are hoped/expected to start. Walford as the all-around tight end they're lacking with Mychal Rivera as a pass catcher only and Lee Smith almost exclusively a blocker. Feliciano mainly because right guard is the most wide open position on this team right now after Austin Howard was moved (back) to right tackle.
You can read my thoughts on both complete with quotes from the players, coaches, and GM below
SOTU: Do you imagine the Raiders staff came away impressed at UM's Pro Day considering they drafted two 'Canes? Were there any quotes or notes after Miami's Pro Day that led you to believe this?
SOTU: Last but not least, including the two Hurricanes they drafted, how do you grade the Oakland draft class as a whole?
Here is my draft grade article with my thoughts and grades of all picks individually as well as my overall draft thoughts and grade: http://www.
Thanks again to Levi for working with us.
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