A realistic draft class for the Oakland Raiders that can help out our needs and add Depth to certain postions. Some people think that Trent Williams won't be on the board by the time we pick at 8, but I think he will. I have Bradford going first,then Suh,McCoy,Okung, Bulga,Spiller,and Clausen then us at the 8th pick.This is my first post on the Bleacher Report, so I hope it's a good one.
Trent Williams is a great run blocker. Many people believe that the Raiders will take Bruce Campbell,because of his impressive combine workout,but Trent Williams numbers won't far off from Bruce. Many talk about Bruce's 4.85 40 but Williams ran a 4.88 and has proven that he can run and pass protect well and has the experience that Bruce is lacking.He is very versatile, in playing gaurd and center during Oklahoma's bowl game.If there is an injury he can change postions for the Raiders.
Other Noteable Choices: Bruce Campbell,Jimmy Clausen
Lamarr Houston is short for DT at 6'3 but he's strong he can anchor the middle of the defensive line. He clogs running lanes effectively and has great hands. He is very fast for a DT and will help stop the run. His 40 time was the same as Bruce Campbell at a 4.85. Once he gets his hands on you your going down or held up, so someone else can finish you off. He is sometimes inconsistent but when playing well he can help any team aganist the run. He came to Texas as a running back but, was converted to DE then to DT. He had 68 tackles, 22 for a loss and 8 sacks in 2009.
Other Noteable Picks: Brian Price.
He comes from a small school but plays like he's is from a top ten school.He's is a big corner at 6'1 205. His name means "Born on Sunday" and he should play very well on Sunday fixing are other Corner Back spot with out trading Nnamdi Asomugha. He fits Al Davis standards Speed,speed and more speed with a 4.47 40. He has great run defense skills as well as defending the run.He can help out with the special teams problems in kick return and punt return. He had 2 kick returns for touchdowns and 3 punt returns for touchdowns as well as 2 picks. He is the Nnamdi of Division 2 football, team's threw his way his junior year which lead to 8 picks for him, but they eventually learned not to throw his way and his stats declined. The only thing he needs to prove is that he is able to play against NFL talent.
The Raiders have had individual workouts with Jamar Chaney, he is a fast linebacker running a 4.54 40. Making him the fastest linebacker in this years draft. He's played both inside and outside linebacker in college. He recorded 90 tackles,2 picks, and 2 sacks this year. He can fix the depth issue at Linebacker for the Raiders.
Jarrett Brown is a sleeper at QB in this years draft. He's a one year starter but plays like he's always started. He threw for over 2,000 yards and 11 touchdowns but had 9 interceptions and he ran for 6. He has a okay arm but is great at letting his receivers make plays on the ball. He is able to invade defenders in the pocket and take off down field when no one is open as he ran for 400 plus yards. He doesn't have the the arm like JaMarcus, but has better accurracy. His draft stock rose during the combine because of how great he looked throwing the football. He has potential to be a good NFL QB if he is given time.
Marcus Easley is a raw receiver, but has the potential to be great. 4.49 40 at the NFL combine making him one of the fastest Wide out in the draft. He as a great combination of speed and size at 6'3 210 pounds. Drops catchable balls sometimes, but will help out special teams. He needs help with his route running, but with his speed he should be alright for now.
John Estes started out as a guard at Hawaii, but due to Samson Satele going to the NFL he was converted into a center. He has great durability,consistency and agility which can eventually make him into a starter at some point. He holds the record of 54 consecutive games started, which shows he can alway's be counted on to play on Sunday.
Some people have Brandon Carter going in the 5th round,but by looking at numerous draft projections of him, he should be available in the late 7th round. He is a 3 year starter for Texas Tech. He is a fierce blocker who can smother guy's. He not athletic enough to start every down, but can add depth to the line, and do well coming off the bench in case of injuries.
Trindon Hoillday will help out special teams in a big way. He is a expolsive return man who can drastically change the way teams kick to us. He will give the offense great field position without even returning the ball, kickers and punters will have to kick it away from him because of his threat to take it back for a touchdown. His size and weight are the only problem for him because he won't be able to break takles in the NFL.