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Oakland Raiders to Announce Draft Picks in Mexico City

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April 29, 2016

With over 30 players having Latino roots this season, the NFL has a growing number of Latino talent on the field, from players like tight end Mychal Rivera of the Oakland Raiders to coaches like Ron Rivera.

Mexico City - The Oakland Raiders will announce their third-day draft selections from Mexico City on Saturday.

Oakland will play against the Houston Texans in Mexico City on November 21.

The draft announcements for the fourth through seventh rounds will be part of the Raiders' Mexico City fan fest, a kickoff for the team's activities leading up to this fall's game at Azteca stadium.

Former Raiders stars Jim Plunkett and Lincoln Kennedy will join Televisa sports anchor Antonio de Valdes in announcing the picks from Azteca Stadium.

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced their third-day selections from London in 2015 and will do so again this year.

According to the NFL office in Mexico, the Raiders are the sixth-most popular team in the country behind Pittsburgh, Dallas, New England, San Francisco and San Diego.

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