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I Know Who the Oakland Raiders Will Draft at No. 7

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Head coach Tom Cable of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game on November 30, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Michael SippContributor IApril 13, 2009

Kind of. It actually depends on who is picking.

No, not the Raiders. WHO is picking? Is it the big guy upstairs named Al Davis, or is it the Cable guy?

I will tell you who goes at No. 7 if Al is picking: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech.

This is when half of the fans of the Oakland Raiders go "duh." Of course Crabtree goes to the Raiders if he is available. We all know Al. He has picked skill positions almost every year.

However, this one will be different. Crabtree has a superhuman wingspan, longer than Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Chad Johnson, and pretty much any other player in the NFL. I will be all right if we pick Crabtree.

And for all of you saying he will not be available, Big Al will pick Jeremy Maclin from Missouri.

Now for all of you guys asking who Tom Cable will pick: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College.

This guy is almost a sure thing, like Crabtree. He will help stuff the middle, take some pressure off Tommy Kelly, and ultimately help to stop L.T., Larry Johnson, and any other running back in the NFL.

However, a report came up where Raji failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine. What drug test he failed, though, is the question.

Cable could also pick Jason Smith, LT, Baylor; Eugene Monroe, LT, Virginia; or Michael Oher, LT, Ole Miss.

Don't be surprised, though, if a pick goes to Andre Smith, LT, Alabama.

I will tell you why I put Andre Smith into this spot. Although he had a horrendous Combine (when he was actually present), is overweight, and cannot lift 225 pounds as many times as Jay Cutler, you cannot deny the fact that he is talented.

Although some of you may disagree with me (you probably will), I do not care what people do off the field. Though some conduct is not excused (i.e., dog fighting, DUI, beating your girlfriend up with a mop handle, and hit-and-run), I will be okay with us taking Andre at No. 7.

Back to the point—while I do not think Smith or Monroe will be available, Oher sure does bring something to the table. He had a great Combine, can beat ends with good footwork, and is someone Justin Fargas, Darren McFadden, and Michael Bush can pound past and get to the next level.

Do not forget, Cable was Oakland's offensive line coach.

Please, Al, stop being so old and senile, and let someone else do some work.

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