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Raiders draft Valles; Jarrett, Gibson keep Virginia Tech's streak alive

Raiders draft Valles; Jarrett, Gibson keep Virginia Tech's streak alive

Before Saturday, Max Valles had only spent a few minutes talking with representatives from the Oakland Raiders, but they knew enough about him to select Valles on Saturday in the sixth round of the NFL draft. Valles' selection by Oakland with the 179th overall pick was the first of a flurry of alums from Virginia and Virginia Tech getting taken in the late rounds of the draft, including former Tech safety Kyshoen Jarrett and offensive tackle Laurence Gibson. The day wasn't as rewarding for former U.Va. safety Anthony Harris, who went undrafted. Two picks after Valles, a defensive end who bypassed his final two seasons of college eligibility at U.Va. to get ready for the...

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