Ok, now I know some of you Raider fans out there are saying HUH!!!!!!! Just hear this out before you make a decision. Nobody has a clue who Oakland is gonna draft, I have about 12 different players I have seen in mock drafts being taken by the Raiders. So lets mix it up a little more!
Its no secret that Washington is not happy with the performance of Albert Haynesworth, also Haynesworth is not happy with the situation in Washington. The Redskins play a 3-4 defense, which is not the style of defense that makes Haynesworth so effective. Haynesworth thrives in a 4-3 defense, just like in Tennessee.
It is also rumored that Oakland wants to trade Aso. If this is true, then this senario will work for both parties.
The Oakland Raiders trade Nmandi Asomugha, Bruce Gradkowski, and an undisclosed pick in next years draft for Albert Haynesworth and Jason Campbell. Or just Aso for Haynesworth straight up.
This will get the Skins out of there long term commitment to Haynesworth while giving them the best corner in the league. It will also solve the DT situation in Oakland freeing up the first round and second round picks, which can be used elsewhere. This will give Oakland a number of different scenarios.
I propose Oakland then draft CB Joe Haden with the first round pick to fill the void left by Asomugha. Then Oakland can do one of two things with the second round pick. Trade it and one of our LTs if needed to Baltimore for Jared Gaither, addressing our most important need, which is our O-line. Gaither would be our franchise LT for years to come and he's already a proven player. We can then use our third round pick on G John Jerry, he is projected to go in the third round, but I would definitely try to get back into the late second round to insure the pick of him.
If we can somehow pull this off, best case scenario, it will fix our O-line, D-line, CB, and QB voids all by the third. We would have an O-line that includes Gaither, Gallery, Satele, Jerry and Henderson/Barnes/Walker or who ever we choose to start at RT. That's a stellar O-line with Tom Cable as their coach, sounds good so far. Our D-line would include Seymour, Kelly, Haynesworth, and Shaughnessy. Wow now we have the best D-line in the league, we would be better than Tennessee when Haynesworth was there. We wouldn't need to upgrade our LBs with a D-line like this. We also got a young CB in Haden, who will be replacing Aso. Haden will become a star because our D-line will apply so much pressure that Haden will only have to cover for like 2 seconds before the opposing QB gets sacked. Oh and another thing, if we can somehow package Aso and a QB for Haynesworth and Campbell, the QB situation now looks a hell of allot better. Campbell would be our starter and we still have JR and Frye as "insurance". (I still think we should trade Frye for Tyler Thigpen, if Miami would do it)
I know its a little far-fetched, but we are the Oakland Raiders............ We are known for going against the grain and doing our own thing, so who cares what ESPN says.
Let me know what you think.........................By Frank Petrelli