This is my fourth mock draft (really my 3rd; I screwed up so bad on one). Anyway, things have been looking up for the Raiders since my last draft. Well, they have resigned Tom Cable, Sebastian Janikowski, and can noe franchise Richard Seymour. Hue Jackson was signed as Russell's savior. The Raiders have shown consistency in their signing when they saw the bright side of the team under Gradkowski. Also, Anthony Davis may be the Raiders biggest effective player, and he is no longer the one mocked to the draft. Jason Smith is to Davis as Mike Oher is to......our 8th pick. Let's get started
The first 7 picks are as mocked by Scouts Inc:
Russell Okung has been the #1 OT until this week, when Davis took him over. Okung is a balance of talent and athleticism. I believe Okung, if he falls as projected, he will be a steal at #8. Bruce Campbell will be here if Okung is taken 5 by KC, or #2 by Detroit.
With a great senior bowl, this Athletic NT is a good pass rusher and a GREAT run stopper. A great senior bowl has his stock soaring, and he could be a steal in Round 2. This kid is about as close physical wise to Ndamukong Suh in the draft.
Spikes off the field trouble has had his stock fleeting, but he is first round talent. Where the salary for a first round talent? Thomas Howard won't be a Raider if Spikes falls here. But then again, Trevor Scott would be better at DE that OLB.
Raider Nation loves this kid. Russell must make a HUGE step in 2010, and if he doesn't, we don't have a 1st rounder. We must find a steal. LeFevour is that Louis Murphy type pick. Not flashy athleticism, but he won. Central Michigan's LeFevour was a mid-major winner, and is a smart accurate QB that can move. A young, better-armed Bruce Gradkowski.
Johnson is a big guard with a big heart. I really thought about Brandon Carter, but Johnson seems more likely to not bust. Alabama has produced amazing lineman in the NFL, and Johnson seems no different.
Lewis seems like a safe 5th rounder. Comparisons to Joe Haden and Javier Arenas seem alright, as he was part of that big 3 in the SEC. Lewis is a good CB to be groomed under Pendergast and Asomugha.
Barnes lit it up in the East-West game, and in their bowl game. BPA, best player availible, and Barnes would spark the return and recieving game. Good hands, routes, and speed. Solid 5th rounder.
He played TE and FB in College, but Slate is a good size for a FB. Slate has good hands and can return better that Gary Russell (but so could Richard Seymour). FB has been in and out since Ritchie/Crockett. Slate is a good FB and might be the only one taken. Drafted FBs have been good (Hillis, McClain).
Remeber Raider Nation, a good draft can turn a 1-15 team to an 11-5 team (Miami 2008).