NFL Draft Day 2: 49ers, Raiders name their picks

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- The Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers announced their respective second and third round draft picks during Day 2 of the NFL Draft.

Illinois DE Jihad Ward was pick #44. He was moved to tears when he got the call. Ward is an athletic pass rusher. A little raw,, but fills a position of need for the Raiders who have now gone defense with both of their first two picks. 

The San Francisco 49ers didn't have a second round pick after trading up on Thursday for Joshua Garnett, but they did make Mississippi State CB Will Redmond their 68th pick in round three.  

San Francisco had already snagged Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner and Stanford guard Joshua Garnett in round 1.  

Buckner played for 49ers head coach Chip Kelley while in college. And Garnett's father, Scott, was a defensive end who played for the 49ers over 30 years ago.

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The Raiders went with Karl Joseph, a West Virginia safety, who was coming off knee surgery during his last year of college play.

The Raiders would go on to select DE Shilique Calhoun out of Michigan State as their #75, 3rd round pick.  

The Oakland Raiders will announce their third-day draft selections from Mexico City on Saturday.

Oakland will play against the Houston Texans in Mexico City on Nov. 21.

The draft announcements for the fourth through seventh rounds will be part of the Raiders' Mexico City fan fest, a kickoff for the team's activities leading up to this fall's game at Azteca stadium.

Former Raiders stars Jim Plunkett and Lincoln Kennedy will join Televisa sports anchor Antonio de Valdes in announcing the picks from Azteca Stadium.

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced their third-day selections from London in 2015 and will do so again this year.

According to the NFL office in Mexico, the Raiders are the sixth-most popular team in the country behind Pittsburgh, Dallas, New England, San Francisco and San Diego.

 

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