Given the love Oakland Raiders' owner Al Davis has for speed and workout warriors, people expect him to reach in the draft each year. Last year, the shock was not that the Raiders passed on Michael Crabtree, so much as who they actually drafted.
It was speculated that Al may shoot for a faster WR in Jeremy Maclin. In the end, the Raiders used the No. 7 pick on Darrius Heyward-Bey out of Maryland…a WR that many had thought would go in the mid-to-late first round.
Now 2010 is here: which player will the Raiders reach for this year? They have a big need at offensive tackle, and it just so happens that there is one, from Maryland, that had a monster combine. Bruce Campbell is getting the Raiders pick in many mock drafts this week.
It is amusing really to think that with the Raiders, pick mockers have to take someone that nobody else would at that position. For example, they're looking at someone with a great 40 time, despite the fact you may never see the man run 40 yards.
To mockers, it becomes illogical to draft logical for the Raiders. Ahhh, that is part of the fun, isn’t it?
We are not prepared to make that leap just yet in our updated 2010 NFL Mock Draft . It would certainly not surprise us, though.