Raiders draft another receiver in fourth round

Louis Murphy
Going into the draft, nearly every mock draft had the Oakland Raiders picking a wide receiver with their first pick – not too many people figured they’d draft another.

The Raiders continued their head-scratching draft by selecting another wide receiver with their first of two picks in the fourth round on Sunday.

Florida wide receiver Louis Murphy will be leaving the storied Gators, where he was part of two national championship teams, to play for a team that hasn’t had a winning season since he was a sophomore in high school.

Murphy played in 48 games, starting in 26, with 77 receptions for 1,245 yards and 13 touchdowns while playing in a spread offense – the same offense that deterred the Raiders from selecting Michael Crabtree over Darrius Heyward-Bey in the first round.

Murphy started all 14 games last year for the national champion Gators catching 38 passes for a team-leading 655 yards and seven touchdowns.  He leaves Florida with a streak of 27 games with at least one reception.

Louis Murphy highlight video on YouTube