Raiders Sign DE Denico Autry

It seems at the moment like its “another day – another signing”, and today we signed Mississippi State DE Denico Autry.

This kid has the physical capabilities to make it as an nfl starting DE, standing at 6’5″ and weighing in at 275 lbs, plus he has plenty of speed, with a 4.9 second 40-yard time to his name, but watching the game tape last year he lacked a little explosion. I guess he’s one to put in the weight room, with Tuck, Woodley and Mack, to see if he can see what he needs to do to make the step up.

I remember against LSU, he sure put a nice sack on Zach Mettenberger that caused him to fumble the ball, but after that he seemed to take a breather on too many plays.

The DL-mix in camp is sure going to be interesting. My guess is that Denico Autry will be competing with Jack Crawford, Shelby Harris, C.J. Wilson and Ryan Robinson for the two (possibly, at a stretch, three) backup DE spots behind Woodley and Tuck. Its going to be an interesting camp, that’s for sure. 


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