Okay, Raiders fans, let’s step away from the coaching drama where absolutely nothing is happening and get into a little bit of premature draft talk while our media comrades discuss how much they want the current staff, including Al Davis to be out of Oakland as soon as possible.
I’ve compiled what I believe to be the very first complete Oakland Raiders mock draft for the 2010 NFL draft.
Just one question folks…Are you ready to talk some football?
In the following slideshow, there are a few All-Americans covering some much needed positions for the Oakland Raiders.
It is s a list of very talented athletes that it took a lot of research and effort to come up with so please try to be kind with your criticisms. ;-)
While we all will be on the lookout for the most recent Oakland coaching news this afternoon, I hope we can all take some time to enjoy this article and let it give us some hope for the future.
In beginning my research on the topic, I was surprised to learn that Oakland had such a good number of draft choices. It includes a 3rd and a 5th round draft choice that was received from the Patriots in the trade for Derrick Burgess.
Fortunately for Raiders fans, the Patriots didn’t do as well as some people expected and the picks are going to give us good balance in positioning to make some nice moves in the 2010 draft.
They could also give us some trade bait if, I don’t know, we really wanted to move up and get a guy like…say…Ndamukong Suh…or somebody like that.
Obviously I know the draft will not go this way. It will likely not go anywhere near this prediction. Perhaps I can get one pick right?
However, many things stand in my way. The basis of my article, however, is to give some insight into the direction that I think the team should go when they do start selecting in late April.
The positions are the ones I think the team needs to draft. The players I selected are players who I believe are some of the best talent available for the draft positions.
So without further lecture, let’s get started!
P.S. if you wish to look up some college players for your own mock draft, I would highly recommend this site: http://www.nfldraftscout.com/