2011 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders Schedule 2 Prospects for Workouts

Yusuf HassanCorrespondent IApril 6, 2011

2011 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders Schedule 2 Prospects for Workouts

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    As the 2011 NFL Draft nears, many teams are taking a second look at players who spark their interest.

    Every year there are countless players overlooked by most teams, who then flourish into "NFL Draft Gems."

    The Oakland Raiders have scheduled workouts with two players who have that kind of potential and I'll explain why.

Rob Housler, Tight End: Florida Atlantic University

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    Strengths: Speed and size.

    Rob has been clocked as low as 4.46 in the 40 yard dash. In addition, he is 6'5" and 248 pounds, which makes him faster than most linebackers and a Goliath over most safeties.

    He has the ability to stretch the middle of the field, which creates mismatches with safeties and LBs.

    Against the University of Texas he had two TDs and against Michigan State he caught seven passes for 77 yards, so he's use to big time competition.  

Jared Jenkins, WR: University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point

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    Strengths: Size and Athleticism.

    Jenkins was timed at 4.47 in the 40 yard dash, while turning in a 35-inch vertical jump and a 12-foot-8 broad jump at 6'3" and 215 pounds.

    In the first clip of the attached video, you can witness Jenkins, number No. 1, pull in a one-handed reception in traffic.

    Jenkins ranks second in career receptions (273) and receiving touchdowns (34) on the school's all-time career list, which proves that he is more than just a freakish athlete.

    He has the size and speed of Chaz but in a healthier, more stable body. Also, he has the size and speed of Bey, but Jenkins is actually a wide receiver.

    Projected to go anywhere between Rounds 5 and 7, he could be this years "Steal of the Draft."