Vlad the Impaler (Vladimir Ducasse) Would Be a Great Fit for the Oakland Raiders

Bill HintonCorrespondent IJanuary 13, 2010

The legendary Vlad the Impaler was a Wallachian Prince in the 1400's. Vlad was most known for his resistance of the Ottoman Empire and for the cruel punishment he dished out to his enemies. He was later the inspiration for Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.

Fast forward to the present and you'll find a hard working versatile offensive lineman most known for resisting the pass rush and dishing out punishment to his enemies in the run game. This man is Haitian immigrant and UMASS OG/OT Vladimir Ducasse.

When doing a little research for a mock draft I stumbled across Ducasse. I figured he was your typical small school kid. The kind of player who used superior size and strength to dominate questionable competition. After seeing some video and reading a little about him. I now see him as a player I would love to see in silver and black.

Ducasse is a tireless worker whose best football is ahead of him . There is a chance he'll be there when the Raiders select in the second round. Although the way he's rising up the charts that may not happen. If it does this Raiders fan would be thrilled.

I wouldn't even mind if we traded down and took him late in the first round, or even if we reached on him early. This is a quality young man who will earn his money. Wouldn't that be refreshing, Raider fans?

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