In a defensive draft, it just seems right that the Oakland Raiders chose a pair of talented gamblers in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. First, the team focused its need on the defensive line by choosing Clemson Defensive End Clelin Ferrell with the 4th overall pick, and then following it up by selecting the Mississippi State Security Johnathan Abram with the 27th overall pick.
Abram caught head coach Jon Gruden and General Mike Mayock's attention during the Senior Bowl while playing on South Roster. Despite the fact that Abram couldn't play because of a knee injury, his desire to stick and help fellow players to learn the playbook was a proof of his character.
The former bulldog has a lot up here is what you should know about Raiders newest player:
Raiders got a stud in Abram, which he has been known to lose opposing players consistently and he has a quality mission. He made 33 matches, 107 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, two eavesdroppers and 10 passes defensed during his career.
2. Attended junior college before the Mississippi State.
Prior to joining the Bulldog roster, Abram spent his New Year's season as a member of the University of Georgia but was transferred to Jones County Junior College. He received a scholarship from Georgia again after leaving but declined and joined the Mississippi state.
3. Follow him on social media.
If you want to join the newest Raider you can follow him on Twitter @ JohnathanAbram1.
4th Has the tape of a throwback player.
During the Gruden and Mayock press conference after draft, Gruden mentioned that Abram meets a player from the 70s and 80s. One of the biggest forces Abram offers is its speed and physicality, which both fit the criteria of Silver and Black.
5. He performed at Good Morning Football.
Abram sat down with Good Morning Football crew to discuss his NFL Scouting Combine performance and why he was deserved to be the first security taken in the 2019 NFL Draft; have a look.