Darren McFadden over Glenn Dorsey: Why the Raiders Made the Move

David RichardsonSenior Analyst IMay 20, 2008

I was not too happy with this pick, but there was some reasoning to back up why the Oakland Raiders picked RB Darren McFadden over DT Glenn Dorsey.

1. Darren McFadden is definitely a play-maker

Al Davis simply can't avoid these type of players. He's like a magnet to them. The Raiders want to see those highlights McFadden put on at Arkansas in the NFL, except with silver and black.

2. Temptation

Yes, coach Lane Kiffin might've said he didn't want to draft Darren, but temptation exploded out of him. For Kiffen and Davis there was no way to overcome this temptation. So they did the only thing they they could do, they drafted him.

3. So the Chiefs couldn't!

This reasoning is a "what if?"

What if the rivals from Kansas City drafted this play-maker. Then the Oakland Raiders would have to face McFadden twice a year. I think Al Davis would rather die than do that.

4. Getting help for Russell

It has been said that in silver and black, Darren Mcfadden will help Jamarcus Russell. All I can say to this is "hopefully."

5. Need

Maybe they thought, "with two shut down CBs, and good LBs, we shouldn't have a problem on the run defense." Running back is still a position of need. Well, that's good enough for me!

Please share your opinion in the comment section. Hopefully this year will be a good one, and the Raider Nation will rise!