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Posted on: April 19, 2011 8:14 pm
 

OAKLAND RAIDERS

   2010 record: 8-8, third place AFC West

2011 draft rundown

   Seven total picks (round): 48 (2), 81 (3), 113 (4), 148 (5), 181 (6), 219 (7), 241 (7) 

Top needs:

   Cornerback- Pro Bowler Nnamdi Asomugha is not likely to return as a free agent, and Raiders are always looking for speed at cornerback.

   Offensive Guard: Former number-two pick Robert Gallery will test the free agent waters and Cooper Carlisle may not be in the team's plans.

   Offensive Tackle: Right tackle Langston Walker is a free agent and should be upgraded, anyway.

   Tight End: Depth and speed are required behind stalwart Zach Miller.

   Quarterback: Jason Campbell may work out in the end, but it won't be surprising if the team picks another young passer somewhere in the draft.

First pick focus

   48th overall

   --The Raiders have no first round pick this year due to the 2009 trade that brought DL Richard Seymour from New England to Oakland. With Nnamdi Asomugha moving on, it's possible the team will look to use their top pick on a fast cornerback to compete with the bevy of speedsters already on the roster. But the offensive line needs revamping, as well, so a strong value pick there will push off the corner pick until later on.  

Five names on Raiders' board

  --CB Chris Culliver, South Carolina
  --CB Brandon Harris, Miami (FL)
  --OG/C Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State
  --OT Marcus Cannon, TCU
  --CB Demarcus Van Dyke, Miami (FL) 

--Contributed by NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Chad Reuter

Category: NFL Draft
Comments

Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Oakland Raiders Draft Preview

I dont know about 10 wins, especially without Nnamdi! I dont care if they had the entire AFC probowl line as their own, Nnamdi took away half the field on D.  Not against taking a lineman with their first pick, but they need corner early! 



Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: April 19, 2011 8:35 pm
 

Oakland Raiders Draft Preview

More protection from the o -line will make a world of difference in Oakland. I would even love for them to pick up O linemen as their first two picks. Protect Mcfadden and Campbell and maybe they win 10 this year.


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