Raiders take Obi Melifonwu

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    Melifonwu is a freakishly gifted athlete who turned heads with an outstanding combine workout. The four-year starter and hard worker also made steady improvements at Connecticut, most notably with his consistency playing the ball and his aggressiveness in run support. -- Steve Muench

    How He Fits
    The Raiders have two effective starters at safety in Karl Joseph and Reggie Nelson, but Nelson turns 34 this year so Melifonwu projects as the No. 3 who could replace Nelson and team up with Joseph to give the Raiders one of the most talented safety tandems in the league. Oakland also values size at corner, and the versatile Melifonwu could line up on the outside at times as well. -- Steve Muench

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