Oakland has struck out with rookies in Round 1 for the last few years....if these trades happened....we might have a chance at the playoffs..
Trade 1: BlockBuster
OG Cooper Carlisle
2nd Round Pick in 2010
RB Michael Bush
2nd Round Pick in 2010
Good move...but we lose a RB.....McNabb will be the first real QB in Oakland since Gannon. Carlisle was getting old, and then we swapped 2nd round picks, which isn't too bad because of our target
QB JaMarcus Russell
4th Round Pick
RB Marshawn Lynch
6th Round Pick
Hey Buffalo, lets swap our 07 first rounders. However, Oakland needs a back and they get a 6th in Return for him. Russell has work to do, but the man in Buffalo would be the guy who could groom him
MLB Keith Bulluck
Kirk Morrison (3rd Round Tender)
A McNabb-TO duo made it to the Super Bowl, but had a falling out. TO will once again play with McNabb, realizing those were the best years of his career. Thankfully it is for the Silver in Black.
Our Draft Picks after Swappings:
Round 1-Pick 8
Round 2-Pick 55 (from PHI)
Round 3-Pick 70
Round 3-Pick 92 (from SD; leaders in Morrison contest)
Round 6-Pick 179 (from BUF)
Round 7-Pick 216
Round 7-Pick 251 (Compensation)
Well, obviously, the needs we really need now are the lines. An OG, OT, DT, and CB are all still needs. Al Davis will want another RB too, that way we will have our trio again.
Round 1-Pick 8: Trent Williams (OT Oklahoma)
Cable will sit down and tell Al, "Trent is a better tackle, and almost as athletic at Bruce. Bruce was known as a workout warrior, but Trent was a surprise. The last time we took a 5th year senior was in the 1990s [I think], and we need a guy to step up now." Oh, and Williams preformed super at the combine, and Williams was off by a little of Campbell. Raider Nation would back this pick more than the Campbell one. Trent reminds me of Micheal Oher, who was quietly under the radar, and he the best if the tackle prospects. I think Bulaga is too stubby, Campbell is too upright, and Williams has a great build. Raider Nation will go into work Friday with smiles on face and jerseys on back. Davis finally did it...
Round 2-Pick 55: Dexter McCluster (RB Ole Miss)
Yes, this is Al's pick. But, Oakland needs a speed back to complement the balanced McFadden and the power of Marshawn Lynch. McCluster was the fastest guy at the Combine, and pretty much in College Football. McCluster is actually the choice here because we need an RB, and Ducasse and Cam Thomas will be availible in later rounds. They have been plummeting.
Round 3-Pick 70: Vladimir Ducasse (OT UMASS)
Carlisle is gone, and may feel Ducasse can start day 1 from guard, and that's all we can ask in Round 3. Everyone knows the story of Ducasse.
Round 3-Pick 92: Cam Thomas (DT North Carolina)
I have heard Geno Atkins name, but he is more of the Tommy Kelly type. We need our Pat Williams or Tank Tyler. We need a bigger guy to complement our athletic guy, and fortunatly he is pretty athletic too. Cam will stuff the run, and he is SO underrated. I liked us getting Brian Price at #8 in Round 2, but Cam is virtually the same guy.
TRADE: Oakland to Round 4 for their 6th and 7th Rounders (w/New England)
Round 4-Brandon Ghee (CB Vanderbilt)
I was watching the game two years ago where Vandy got creamed 55-0 by Florida, but Ghee covered Louis Murphy that whole game great. Too bad no one had Percy Harvin, but Ghee was the best SEC corner the past two years, and I feel he has the edge over Javier Arenas from my Tide.
Round 7-Pick 216: John Skelton (QB Fordham)
One pet project out the window, but here comes another. Joe Flaaco's body with a Bazooka arm, Skelton is a project. He ripped up the FCS, and is big armed. Russell let himself go to a point where Skelton can out kneew-throw him. Ha, good luck Buffalo.
Undrafted Free Agents: Marshall Newhouse (OG/T TCU)
And as always: The Roster at a Glance
Postion 1st String 2nd String 3rd String
QB McNabb Gradkowski Skelton
RB McFadden Lynch McCluster
WR Schilens Murphy Heyward-Bey
TE Miller Myers Stewart
LT Williams Barnes Newhouse
LG Gallery Newhouse Morris
C Satele Morris Williams
RG Ducasse Morris Newhouse
RT Henderson Williams Ducasse
LE Wimbley Shaugnessy W. Joseph
DT Thomas Kelly Seymour
RE Seymour Scott Kelly
WSLB Scott Wimbley Bulluck
MLB Bulluck Ikujeba Scott
SSLB Howard Wimbley Bulluck
CB Asomugha Ghee Johnson
FS Huff Eugene
SS Branch Mitchell
KR McCluster Russell Ghee
PR Higgins McCluster Ghee
Playoff Ready? Maybe