Del Rio, who met with Lynch about potentially joining the Raiders, came away from the conversation with an overwhelmingly positive vibe, per Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.
"Every indication he was excited to play for the Oakland Raiders," the coach said.
It's not an open-ended invitation to join the roster, though.
According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he's looking to reach a conclusion about whether a trade with the Seahawks for the veteran rusher is possible sometime over the next week.
"At some point, you'd like to know," he said. "Prior to the draft is that point."
Those comments fall in line with a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who said the Raiders would look to fill their need for a power back in the draft if a Lynch deal isn't made.
Meanwhile, Michael Silver of NFL.com reported last week the Raiders and Lynch came to terms on a contract to put in place following a trade. That's remained unconfirmed, though.
It's unlikely Leonard Fournette, the draft class' top power running back, will be available when Oakland goes on the clock with the 24th pick in Round 1. Oklahoma's Samaje Perine and Texas' D'Onta Foreman are options who should be there in the middle rounds.
It seems the Raiders will have their backfield situation sorted out one way or another when the draft, which begins April 27, reaches its conclusion April 29.
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