A new OC, huh Al? Well, maybe next would be a GM. Yes, it is that time of year when Raiders fans cringe, the Mock Draft. The draft is MY favorite sporting event of April (a close second is the NASCAR race at Talladega).
The draft for a Raiders fan isn't always easy, but I have a feeling this year will be different. Al's superstars of Russell, McFadden, and DHB are in place and the core should be built. If everything around those three...well...umm...stars in the making, we can be the NY Jets of this year. We put everything around a young QB and make the playoffs. Easier said than done; but it can be done.
I wanted Mount Cody because he is a beast. But, from what I am hearing, Cody could be falling to the second round, so OT is not as deep into round two. Campbell runs a 4.95 40 time, which breaks the tie between he and Anthony Davis. Davis is a big blocker, who I would prefer, but it is Al Davis. And OT is a good pick.
Big Mount Cody is a first, third, and possibly fourth down run stopper! He and the athletic Tommy Kelly could create mismatches in a division with the weakest O-line in football. If Cody drops to Round Two, our defensive line coach will not let Davis pass on a 300+ pound man who can dunk a basketball.
Washington is a downgrade from McClain, but an upgrade from Morrison. Move Morrison to OLB and the front seven is set.
This great CB from Cal will be a good number two or three behind Nnamdi. Didn't we draft a great CB from Cal before?
Ciron Black was the SEC's top tackle and he should be a Raider. I don't think it would be a good idea to start Black over Henderson, but we have three OTs now, and with Henderson, Black, or maybe even Campbell will be at RG, but we have the O-line solidified. Robert Gallery would be the veteran, with five whole years of experience.
His kick returning speaks for itself, but his receiving skills are underrated. A projected seventh rounder, Ford is worth a fifth rounder for the Oakland return game.
Brown is a Pat White who can throw more than 10 yards. Mobility is a very useful skill in Oakland. Rolling out buys time to go deep, something Brown is best at. The fifth round is a good place to get this pretty solid QB. Unlike Pat White, Brown is a projected NFL quarterback.
Slate was easily the best player on Marshall. "Get the ball to 85," said Marshall. Slate is a big guy who can block and catch passes. Slate is one of those guys who is so versatile he could pick up three on 3rd-and-1. Russell could use a check down like Slate.
Aw, look at the fat boys together!
This was from the preseason game vs. Dallas.