Las Vegas Raiders sign first-round draft pick, defensive end Tyree Wilson
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed first-round pick Tyree Wilson, a defensive end from Texas Tech, on Friday.
Wilson was taken seventh overall from the Red Raiders, where he started the past three seasons. His played his first year at Texas A&M.
Wilson made 121 career tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 17 sacks. The Raiders hope his ability to pressure the quarterback will translate to the NFL and boost a pass rush that was 30th in sacks last season. Wilson could work his way into a rotation with returning ends Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones.
The rookie salary cap number for the seventh pick is $4.5 million, according to overthecap.com.
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