Free Agents Signed:
Troy Smith (5th Round Tender)
DET gets: S Hiram Eugene, 1st Round Pick (8), 5th Round Pick
OAK gets:1st Round Pick,6th Round Pick
Round 1-Pick 2: Ndamukong Suh (DT Nebraska)
With the acqusition of Wimbley, Oakland is speculated to switch to a 3-4 scheme. If So, a big run stuffing DT is needed. Suh is the best talent in the draft. BJ Raji was passed on last year, but this trade is so worth it, Oakland may actually get an "A" according to Kiper. The defense is almost taken care of now.
Round 2-Pick 8: Vladimir Ducasse (G/T UMASS)
If Campbell does not fall here, which would be a fall of about 20 picks, then Ducasse is the choice. They love to mix up the line, and Ducasse could play RG or RT. If we got lucky, Ducasse may be able to play LT. Ducasse is somwhere around Campbell as far as talent goes.
Round 3-Pick 8: Jared Veldheer (T Hillsdale)
Welcome to your sleeper pick. Veldheer had a good combine, and comes from a small school. This is a VERY small school, but Veldheer is a star. If Veldheer isn't taken, Ciron Black from LSU is another choice that can start Day 1 from LT. Henderson, btw, will be a stud at RT.
Round 3-Pick 26 (acquired via SD for Kirk Morrison): Pat Angerer (MLB Iowa)
Angerer will be a good replacement for Morrison. Morrison had troubles tackling, but Angerer won't let you keep all 4 limbs if break a tackle. Anger is in Angerer, for a reason. The aggression of a Raider is awesome, a'int it.
Round 4-Pick 8: Walter McFadden (CB Auburn)
McFadden was the lead CB at Auburn, and has good work ethic. The typical Al Davis 4th Round Pick because he wasn't too fast, but had a great college career (Louis Murphy).
Round 7-Pick 8: Rayshawn Jackson (FB Virgnia)
Last real need pick, so the 7th rounder will be Best Player Availible,which is Jackson. Jackson is really good at catching, carrying, and blocking from the FB position. RB would be a bad position for him, but luckily we have McFadden and Bush