Raiders sign draft picks Hurst, Ateman to rookie deals
May. 16, 2018
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and seventh-round receiver Marcell Ateman to rookie contracts.
The deals announced Wednesday give the Raiders five of their nine draft picks under contract.
Hurst was drafted 140th overall out of Michigan after being selected as an All-American last season. He had 5½ sacks as an interior rusher and led all nose tackles and defensive tackles with 49 total quarterback pressures, according to Pro Football Focus. He slipped to the fifth round because of concern over a heart condition that got him sent home from the combine.
Ateman was drafted 228th overall. He had 146 catches for 2,466 yards and 13 touchdowns at Oklahoma State.
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