Although a new era in Oakland has begun, it's going to start slow, at least as far as the 2012 NFL draft is concerned.
Thanks to a series of deals since last year's draft, the wheeling-and-dealing Raiders now face the reality of what happens when you ship out your first three selections. For sure, Oakland is going to be more of a spectator than participant in this year's draft, not owning a selection until the end of the third round with the 95th-overall pick.
And that's not the only challenge Oakland faces during this year's selection show.
This is the first draft without Al Davis since 1962, and new general manager Reggie McKenzie and new coach Dennis Allen have their work cut out for them with only five picks total in this year's event.
Keep it here for the most comprehensive coverage and real-time analysis of each of Oakland's picks from start to finish in this year's NFL draft.