This year's draft was the Raiders most impressive draft in a while. The usually harsh critics of the Oakland Raiders could do nothing but praise them for their work during draft weekend.
Lamar Houston, Edwin Veldheer, Bruce Campbell, Jacoby Ford, Walter McFadden, Travis Goethel, Jeremy Ware, and Steven Brown were all drafted by the Raiders after the first round.
Perhaps the one to be the most excited about is Campbell. He was probably the best athlete of his size to ever attend the combine. His numbers made everybody's jaw drop.
He was a first round talent in a lot of people's eyes, but he dropped to Oakland in the fourth round. He has a chip on his shoulder, and when an athlete of his ability has something to prove, watch out! Here is a quote from him about falling in the fourth.
"The past couple of days showed how my life has been," said Campbell, who grew up in New Haven, Conn., with a stint at prep school preceding Maryland. "When Oakland called me, it was just a relief, like, 'Okay, now I know I'm with an NFL team, and I'm going to have to start all over to prove why I should have been picked earlier, prove why I am a good football player, and that everything I've worked for, I could actually do it.'"
This man is ready to prove people wrong.