Round 2, Pick No. 36—QB Derek Carr
I'll stick with my prediction from my Day 1 primer and select Carr with my second-round pick. The Raiders could be planning to use Matt Schaub for the next two years, but nobody is really excited about that. Carr would give the Raiders a quarterback with the ability to be a solid starter in this league. He has the potential to be better than the three quarterbacks taken before him.
Round 3, Pick No. 67—TE Troy Niklas
The second round should feature a run on receivers and defensive linemen. This could mean that Niklas is there in the third round. I love his size and his blocking ability. He can be a force on offense when he cleans up his route running. He'd be an immediate starter for the Raiders at tight end.
Round 4, Pick No. 107—WR Kevin Norwood
The Raiders may take a wide receiver in the fourth round if he is the best player available. Norwood would be a good addition to the offense. He had success in Alabama and would battle for a spot on the roster with Juron Criner. I still think this is a position the Raiders could go without, but the fans want a wide receiver.
Round 7, Pick No. 219—DT Ryan Carrethers
Carrethers is 6'1" and weighs 337 pounds. Any time you can pick up a guy with his size in the seventh round is worth the pick. Giving him some time with the strength coaches and with the veterans the Raiders brought in could prove valuable for a player with the size needed to succeed. He needs to improve in various areas, but what seventh-rounder doesn't?
Round 7, Pick No. 235—OT Kevin Graf
Graf played for Southern California, so you know there was some ability there. He played offensive tackle, and McKenzie likes drafting players who played offensive tackle in college because he can move them to guard if needed. Graf could be added to fight for a spot on the offensive line and give Oakland more depth. The Raiders currently have 10 offensive linemen on the roster, so it would be tough for him to find a spot on the roster in 2014.
Round 7, Pick No. 247—DE Aaron Lynch
Maybe it's wishful thinking that Lynch will be here in the seventh, but it's possible. He has shown the ability to be a good player but has also disappeared and shown the ability to be average. The Raiders would love to find a contributor in the seventh round. The odds say it's not likely.