At #8 The Raiders Select???

Ruben MartinezContributor IFebruary 23, 2010

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Safety Earl Thomas #12 of the Texas Longhorns practices before a game against the UCF Knights on November 7, 2009 at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Texas won 35-3.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Now the combine begins tomorow and while it seems certain our biggest need is an Offensive Tackle or A Middle Linebacker, Al Davis is still a mastermind who isn't shy when it comes to investing some serious Ca$h and draft picks on big name free agents ala Randy Moss,Deangelo Hall,Richard Seymour. This year we have the 8th overall pick and it could be possible to trade out 3-5 spots and aquire and extra pick in the 2nd or 3rd round.This draft is said to be very deep through the first 3-4 rounds because 2011 so alot of underclassmen declared early.


Why I am even thinking about this pick?

I am sure Al will look to improve the team so our biggest need isn't a Corner depth at the position is non existing .

Who Is Earl Thomas ?

Earl Thomas is great Safety out of the Univerisity Of Texas he is 5'10 and runs a 4.45 with great Man Coverage Skills. Since our safety rotation is deep if we draft him i believe he would be converted into a Corner like Nnamdi.

Will This Happen?

More than likely it won't but if you take the time and watch film on Earl Thomas you will see that he has the skill and athleticism that Al Davis Loves!


Just a thought  let me know what you think