The Oakland Raiders stayed active on the final day of the 2018 NFL Draft, trading defensive tackle Jihad Ward to the Dallas Cowboys.
In exchange for his former second-round pick, general manager Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders received wide receiver Ryan Switzer from the Dallas Cowboys.
Switzer was drafted in the fourth round last year out of North Carolina and appeared in all 16 games, catching just six passes for 41 yards. The young receiver has experience playing in the slot and is a return man, tying him to Raiders special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who had the same role with the Cowboys last year. Switzer returned 29 punts last year for 256 yards and one touchdown. He also returned 24 kicks, averaging 25 yards per return.
Since being drafted in the second round in 2016 out of Illinois, Ward has appeared in 21 games and totaled 17 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery. Ward struggled to find the field last year, appearing in just five games all season while being a healthy scratch for much of the year.