Updated Sat, May 10, 2014 5:47 pm
Ohio cornerback Travis Carrie was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, making him the ninth Bobcat currently on an NFL roster.
Carrie joins fellow Mid-American Conference defender Khalil Mack, who was drafted by the Raiders with the No. 5 overall pick. The selection makes Carrie the first Bobcat drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft and extends Ohio’s streak of players drafted to three straight years.
Scouts from 17 different NFL teams were present in Athens on March 13 for Ohio’s Pro Day, where Carrie registered a 40-yard dash time of 4.43 seconds and a vertical jump of 41 inches. Although he has struggled with injury that forced him to sit out of many games at Ohio and the NFL Combine, Carrie was consistently projected as a fifth to sixth round pick in the NFL Draft.
Carrie was a captain on Ohio’s 2013 squad, an All-MAC First Team punt returner, and All-MAC Third Team cornerback in 2013. Carrie’s best game of the season came on his senior day, where he snagged two interceptions and returned both for touchdowns.