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Out of nowhere: How Dallin Leavitt made the Raiders 53-man roster

ALAMEDA — It turns out the best scouting report on Dallin Leavitt belongs to none other than Dallin Leavitt.

“I’m the dude nobody talks about, nobody sees, nobody cares about,” Leavitt said this week. “Then you turn on the film and it’s, `Who’s that?’ ”

That sums up how the 25-year-old Raiders’ safety from Utah State made the leap from a practice squad player and late-season promotion in 2018 to the 53-man roster on a considerably more talented team. It happened under the cover of “Hard Knocks,” a celebrated rookie class and all things Antonio Brown.

To the outside world, Leavitt was stealth.