Menelik Watson drafted by Oakland Raiders

Watson drafted by Oakland Raiders
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Britain's Menelik Watson is drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Britain's Menelik Watson has been picked by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Manchester-born 24-year-old had hopes of playing football for Manchester City before he suffered a serious break of his ankle in 2001.

He moved to the USA in 2006 to join a basketball academy before eventually enrolling at Florida State University to further his American football career.

Watson was the 42nd pick overall in this year's NFL Draft.

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