As is the case every year, once the draft comes to an end, there are many players still looking for a home. Usually, those undrafted players quickly sign with a team and get ready to go to work. Often times it is better for a player to go undrafted instead of getting picked in the final round. Players can then assess their situation and see if a team has a need at their position or has shown a lot of interest in them. In some cases, players simply choose to stay closer to home.
According to Kyle Bonagura, who covers the Pac-12 for ESPN.com, the Oakland Raiders have signed former Stanford Cardinal linebacker Shane Skov.
Shayne Skov has signed with the Oakland Raiders, per a Stanford source.
— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) May 11, 2014
Skov has been a huge reason for the success of the Cardinal defense as of late. Skov not only gets to remain close to his alma mater, but there are certainly opportunities to make the Raiders’ roster as a linebacker.
The 6’3, 244-pound Skov made 109 tackles with 13.0 coming for loss and 5.5 sacks last season.
UPDATE: Skov will actually be signing with the San Francisco 49ers.
— Shane P. Hallam (@ShanePHallam) May 11, 2014