New Raiders flocked to Alameda on Thursday afternoon to start the team's rookie minicamp, which runs through the weekend.
Many Raiders draft picks had something to sign shortly after arrival. The team signed five members of its nine-player draft class on Thursday afternoon, everyone from the fourth round down.
That group includes fourth-round picks in tight end Foster Moreau, cornerback Isaiah Johnson and defensive end Maxx Crosby, fifth-round wide receiver Hunter Renfrow and seventh-round defensive end Quinton Bell.
These four-year contracts come easy, with payouts essentially slotted under the NFL's rookie wage scale. There isn't much wiggle room, so signings come quickly.
The team's top four picks remain unsigned, though no drama is expected in locking them down in time. There can be hiccups with first-round picks, but that isn't typical. The Raiders had three first-round selections this year, with defensive end Clelin Ferrell, running back Josh Jacobs and safety Johnathan Abram all now on board and expected to play key roles. Cornerback Trayvon Mullen was added in the second round, as the Raiders' only Day 2 pick.
The Saturday selections are all now signed, but every draft pick, undrafted free-agent signing and tryout is expected to participate in some part of the rookie minicamp. The draft picks, top selections especially, could be held out of on-field work.
The Raiders will allow media access for Friday's minicamp, with several draft picks expected to speak after the workout.