So, are we buying the two picks Miller projected to the Raiders or selling them like a cheap used car?
Pick 141: Coryell Judie, Cornerback, Texas A&M
Weight: 194 pounds
40-yard Dash: 4.48 seconds
Vertical Jump: 37"
Broad Jump: 10'6"
3-Cone Drill: 7.33 seconds
20-Yard Shuffle: 4.25 seconds
The Raiders need a cornerback to compete for a starting job and Coryell Judie fits the need for one that is suited for a zone system. He may develop as a man corner given time to work on his technique.
The combine results in the 3-cone drill and short shuttle support what the scouting reports see of Judie's tight hips. However, Judie was a top performer in the broad and vertical jumps demonstrating his explosiveness.
Judie's injury history and late start to his football career will raise flags, but he's an underrated prospect that would be a good addition at this stage of the draft.
Pick 179: Kyle Wilber, Outside Linebacker, Wake Forest
Weight: 249 pounds
40-yard Dash: 4.86 seconds
Bench Press: 25 reps
Vertical Jump: 33.5"
Broad Jump: 9'9"
3-Cone Drill: 7.11 seconds
20-Yard Shuffle: 4.31 seconds
He's instinctive and has some potential as a rush linebacker. He needs work, but could develop with time and coaching. The Raiders are desperate for linebackers and need a player that can come in a compete and play special teams.
With the switch to the 3-4 at least part-time in 2012, the Raiders will need more linebackers and are down to Aaron Curry and Kamerion Wimbley, both potential cap casualties.
Given the need and Wilbur's potential to grow as a player, he's a good fit in the sixth round.
Miller did a great job determining the team's needs and the best players available to fit those needs. It would be difficult to complain if the Raiders picked up two players of this caliber with their two picks in fifth and sixth round.
I'm looking forward to breaking down a mock draft from Matt that includes the compensatory picks.
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