Middle Tennessee defensive tackle Jimmy Staten became the first Blue Raider to be drafted since 2011 on Saturday, as he was selected 172nd overall in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.
Four other Blue Raiders inked rookie free agent contracts on Saturday. QB Logan Kilgore signed with the New Orleans Saints. Offensive lineman Josh Walker joined the Indianapolis Colts. Corner Sammy Seamster and Kenneth Gilstrap both signed free agent agreements with the Baltimore Ravens.