This year, courtesy of a disappointing 4-12 record, the Raiders will select third overall. As such, the possibilities are endless, and they will have plenty of potentially elite prospects to choose from.
With a pick that high, they want to take the best player available, but that player has to be one who will make an impact. As a result, we can consider the philosophy to be more geared toward selecting the best player available at a position that could use an upgrade.
Assuming they stay at their currently scheduled pick, here are the Raiders’ top-five targets in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.