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Oakland Raiders 2012 Mock Draft: Buying or Selling Matt Miller's Latest Picks

HOUSTON - DECEMBER 31:  Defensive back Coryell Judie #5 of Texas A&M Aggies tips the ball from Wide receiver Rashad Lawrence #17 of Northwestern Wildcats maintains concentration on the ball after on the play at Reliant Stadium on December 31, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Christopher HansenNFL AnalystMarch 2, 2012

Matt Miller has posted a complete seven-round mock draft and is one the of the few draft experts to have projected both of the Raiders' picks in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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

Measureables

Height: 5'11.75"

Weight: 194 pounds

Arm: 30.25"

Hand: 8.75"

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

Scouting Reports

National Football Post - West Bunting

ProFootballWeekly

NFLDraftScout - Chad Reuter

NFL.com

Consensus Strengths

Zone Coverage

Ball Skills

Run Support

Consensus Weaknesses

Jamming

Stiff Hips

Length

Durability

Review

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.

Prediction: Buying

 

Pick 179: Kyle Wilber, Outside Linebacker, Wake Forest

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11:  Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers moves past Aaron Curry #51 of the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Raiders 46-16.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Get
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Measurables

Height: 6'3.75"

Weight: 249 pounds

Arm: 33.25"

Hand: 9.25"

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

Scouting Reports

National Football Post - West Bunting

ProFootballWeekly

NFLDraftScout - Brad Noel

NFL.com

Consensus Strengths

Length

Instincts

Quick/Sudden

Consensus Weaknesses

Run Support

Pad Level

Coverage

Review

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. 

Prediction: Buying

 

Conclusion

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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