NFL Draft rumors: Raiders to host Florida State guard for 2 days

Kareem Are is a late-rising offensive lineman prospect, and Oakland is interested.

A two-year starter at guard for Florida State, Kareem Arealready has had a series of workouts for NFL teams. With the NFL Draft now just weeks away, more are coming.

A source tells Sporting News that Are will visit and work out with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday and Wednesday. His trip out west come after visits last week with the New York Jets and New York Giants.

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With 17 starts onthe offensive line during his three years at Florida State, Are has the kind of experience that commonlydraws interest from NFL teams. Hisworkouts for the Giants and Jets at their local days —Are’s hometown is Elmont, N.Y. —haveupped his visibility.

Ajunior college transfer, Are went througha redshirt season with the Seminoles andquickly became a starter. He earned All-ACC honors last season.

Are ran a5.65 40-yard dash athis Pro Day a couple weeks ago, an event all 32 teams attended.

Kristian R. Dyer is an NFL contributor for Sporting News. He can be followed on Twitter @KRistianRDyer.

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