2012 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders and Teams That Will Fail
Whether it is lack of draft picks or poor history, every year there are teams that draft poorly. This can put teams in the rebuilding phase for so long that fans may feel like giving up on them.
With the NFL draft beginning Thursday, the following teams have the highest chance of failure this year.
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When you think of teams drafting poorly, the Oakland Raiders undoubtedly come to mind. It seems like they manage to fail at the draft every season.
Everyone remembers the Raiders taking JaMarcus Russell with the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and Darrius Heyward-Bey with the No. 7 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
This year, the Raiders have failed before they even got to the draft. They only have five draft picks and don't make their first pick until the third round.
It is safe to say that the Raiders are going to once again come out of the NFL draft with a bunch of players who will make very little impact.
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I have said it before and I will say it again: The Miami Dolphins will be making a huge mistake if they draft Ryan Tannehill with the No. 8 pick.
Tannehill is a bust in the making. He is the perfect example of an NFL prospect that has his stock rise after a great combine, but will get torn apart in the NFL.
He has very little experience at the quarterback position and does not deserve to be drafted in the top 10. The only reason he is being mentioned this early is because quarterbacks, including Matt Barkley and Landry Jones, decided to stay in college.
The Dolphins do not seem to care that most scouts like Mel Kiper and Mike Mayock believe Tannehill is overrated.
Taking Tannehill will result in the Dolphins prolonging their rebuilding phase.
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The Washington Redskins have put all their eggs in the the Robert Griffin III basket.
They traded away their first-round draft picks in 2013 and 2014 and their 2012 second-round draft pick just to get him.
This by far the riskiest move in this year's NFL Draft.
If RG3 turns out to just be a solid quarterback in the NFL, then this trade is a fail. They have put the entire fate of the franchise in the hands of RG3. This is even more of a concern with reports coming out this week that he has character issues.
Don't get me wrong, Griffin has a ton of talent. However, he is not as close to a sure thing like Andrew Luck.
The Redskins have traded away their future and it will hurt them in the long run.
New York Jets
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It appears Mark Sanchez's time is coming to an end with the addition of Tim Tebow this offseason. Former first-round picks, cornerback Kyle Wilson and defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, have been decent at best.
Overall, none of their top draft picks have played up to their potential.
With the No. 16 pick in the first round, do not be surprised if the Jets draft another player who turns out to be a non-factor.