2012 NFL Draft Recap: How Each Oakland Raiders Pick Fits

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2012 NFL Draft Recap: How Each Oakland Raiders Pick Fits
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There is a fundamental problem with drafting the best player available. Drafting the best player available leaves open the possibility the team is deep at one position and thin at another. 

Thankfully for the Raiders, just about every position on the team needed depth and many of the players were drafted with a specific role in mind.

Based on Reggie McKenzie's first draft as general manager, it wouldn't be hard to make the case that McKenzie was drafting more for need than the best player available.

No matter what philosophy was used to draft players, the Raiders still have to figure out how each player fit into their 2012 plan. 

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