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NFL Training Camp Rookie Profile: Trayvon Hester, DT, Oakland Raiders

The former Rocket and 7th round pick is making an impression

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Like most 7th round picks, Treyvon Hester is just trying to make the roster. When he reports to camp on July 28th, he will have already made some headway toward his ultimate goal. According to this report from the Las Vegas Journal-Review, he was running with the starters during a 3 day mini-camp on Tuesday. While it isn’t a direct indication he will make the team, it does allow him to get noticed. Per a quote from the same article, the head coach is noticing.

“He’s done a good job,” said coach Jack Del Rio. “For all the big guys, it’s more about what we do when we get the pads on. It looks like he has a natural ability to rush inside, interior push. Look forward to seeing that with pads.”

The Raiders are a young team that made the playoffs last year, and are moving to Las Vegas in 3 years. They are really pushing to make it work. The defense is young, and led by former MAC super star Khalil Mack. Ken Norton Jr’s defense runs a lot of multiple looks, and he likes to move his athletes around to make plays. That also works in Hester’s favor. He is a big guy, but also moves really well, and will be able to fill a variety of rolls.

He isn’t a lock to make the roster, but early indications give him a strong chance. There are currently 6 defensive tackles on the roster, and last year they kept 7.

Treyvon Hester By The Numbers

  • 6’2 300 lbs
  • Age, 24
  • 13 career sacks
  • 31.5 career tackles for a loss
  • 39 tackles as a senior
  • Twice named to second team All-MAC squad