With the No. 7 Pick in the Draft, Oakland Raiders Select LT Andre Smith

jeremy barilCorrespondent IApril 19, 2009

SHREVEPORT, LA - DECEMBER 28:  Andre Smith #71 of Alabama runs in for a touchdown against Oklahoma State on December 28, 2006 during the PetroSun Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Oklahoma State defeated Alabama 34-31.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

With the recent development of Detroit talking with Matt Stafford, Aaron Curry, and Jason Smith, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at three scenarios if they do take one of those players and what could happen to the Top 10.

Notice for each scenario I couldn’t decide who the Raiders should pick in that slot. Included in this scenario is the fact I no longer believe Michael Crabtree will be available once the Raiders pick, unless Seattle and Cleveland bypass him.

In addition, I have BJ Raji falling no lower sixth to Cincinnati.

Scenario One: 

Detroit- Matt Stafford

St Louis- Jason Smith  

Kansas City- Aaron Curry

Seattle- Eugene Monroe

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Cleveland- Michael Crabtree

Cincinnati- BJ Raji

Oakland- ?

Jacksonville- Mark Sanchez

Green Bay- Everette Brown

San Francisco- Andre Smith

Scenario Two: 

Detroit- Aaron Curry

St Louis- Jason Smith

Kansas City- BJ Raji

Seattle- Matt Stafford

Cleveland- Michael Crabtree

Cincinnati- Eugene Monroe

Oakland- ?

Jacksonville- Mark Sanchez

Green Bay- Brian Orakpo

San Francisco- Andre Smith

Scenario Three: 

Detroit- Jason Smith

St Louis- Eugene Monroe   

Kansas City- Aaron Curry

Seattle- Matt Stafford

Cleveland- Michael Crabtree

Cincinnati- BJ Raji

Oakland- ?

Jacksonville- Mark Sanchez

Green Bay- Everette Brown

San Francisco- Andre Smith

Two obvious needs for the Raiders are off the board in these three scenarios (Michael Crabtree and BJ Raji). What happens when these two players are gone? Do they draft Andre Smith, Jeremy Maclin, Brian Orakpo, Everette Brown, or try to trade down provided Mark Sanchez falls into their laps? 

If a trade down doesn't occur, personally I'd prefer Andre Smith even if he ends up a RT. I'd hate to take either Orakpo or Brown and either of them end up busts in a 4-3. Smith regardless of his past indiscretions was the No. 1 LT coming out prior to the combine. As I've seen plenty other comments about him, "the eye in the sky doesn't lie." 

My pick is Andre Smith based on those three scenarios, but I left the Oakland picks blank for you to decide who should go there?