2012 NFL Mock Draft: Complete 7-Round Analysis for Oakland Raiders

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Complete 7-Round Analysis for Oakland Raiders
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Under the legendary Al Davis, the Oakland Raiders were consistently one of the more fascinating NFL franchises. Following his death during the 2011 season, it was assumed that the decision making in Oakland would be a little bit more conventional. That has not been the case.

When Jason Campbell went down with an injury midseason, they cashed in all their chips to get Carson Palmer

At the time of the trade, the thinking was that the Raiders were legit contenders who could not afford to let the loss of one player hinder their chances. The logic was sound, but they will have to deal with the consequences associated with their unconventional ways. 

With only a fifth and sixth round pick in the 2012 draft and significant salary cap issues, Oakland needs to be flawless in their decision making from here on out if they want to play up to their standards.

This slideshow will predict the outcome of the Raiders' draft, highlight players that are worth trading up for and discuss free agents that must be targeted. 

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