Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Eddy Carmona Re-Signed

The back up cannon Eddy Carmona will be back this spring, summer and fall.  There is also speculation that the Raiders are looking to add a veteran TE presence.

Some possible Veteran TEs that still remain unsigned:

Kellen Winslow (last with New England)
Dante Rosario (last with San Diego)

Full list of available FAs here (all positions):  Link

Way Too Early: 2014 Top Prospects

DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina

WR Marqise Lee - USC

OLB Kyle Van Noy - BYU

QB Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville

QB Tajh Boyd - Clemson

OT Jake Matthews - Texas A&M

OT Taylor Lewan - Michigan

QB Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M

OLB Anthony Barr - UCLA

WR Jordan Matthews - Vanderbilt

DT Daniel McCullers - Tennessee

DT/DE Will Sutton - Arizona State

WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson

CB Jason Verrett - TCU

Monday, April 29, 2013

Official UDFA Release

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  LB Billy Boyko - Lehigh
CB Adrian Bushell - Louisville
P Bobby Cowan - Idaho
S Shelton Johnson - Wisconsin
TE Brian Leonhardt - Bemidji State
OG Lamar Mady - Youngstown State
WR Sam McGuffie - Rice
QB Kyle Padron - Eastern Washington
C Deveric Gallington - Texas Tech
LS Adam Steiner - Akron
DT Kurt Taufa'asau - Wyoming
WR Conner Vernon - Duke
OT John Wetzel - Boston College
RB Deonte Williams - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Undrafted Free Agents to Oakland

Updated as frequently as possible, nothing final until they sign on the dotted line.

Take Dexter McCoil off the list, for now?

25.  OL Josh Leonard - Wyoming

24.  RB Larry Caper - Michigan State

23.  LB Kenny Jackson - Cal Poly, SLO

22.  LB Jarell Childs - Kansas State

21.  DT Kurt Taufa'asau - Wyoming

20.  CB Adrian Bushell - Louisville

19.  LB Billy Boyko - Lehigh

18.  QB Mike Hermann - RPI (tryout)

17.  OG Braden Hansen - BYU

16.  CB Mitchell White - Michigan State

15.  LS Adam Steiner - Akron

14.  C Logan Freeman - Central Missouri

13.  FS Freddy Young - New Mexico

12.  RB/FB Jared McGriff-Culver - Missouri (tryout)

11. OT Kyle Magnuson - Wyoming

10.  RB Deonte Williams - Cal Poly, SLO

9.  DE Kentrell Harris - Virginia Union

8.  WR Conner Vernon - Duke

7.  OT John Wetzel - Boston College

  6.  QB Kyle Padron - Eastern Washington (formerly SMU)

5.  P Bobby Cowan - Idaho

4.  WR Sam McGuffie - Rice

3.  WR Tim Wright - Rutgers

2.  C/OG Deveric Gallington - Texas Tech

1. OG Lamar Mady - Youngstown State

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ROUND 7: Pick by Pick

Final Hits, Raiders get two more shots.

Round Seven:
207. Kansas City Chiefs:  DE Mike Catapano - Princeton
208. Jacksonville Jaguars:  DB Jeremy Harris - New Mexico State
209. OAKLAND RAIDERS:  WR Brice Butler - San Diego State
210. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Eagles):  CB Demetrius McCray - Appalachian State
211. Detroit Lions:  TE Michael Williams - Alabama
212. Philadelphia Eagles (from Browns):  DE Joe Kruger - Utah
213. Minnesota Vikings (from Cardinals):  LB Michael Mauti - Penn State
214. Minnesota Vikings (from Bills through Seahawks):  OG Travis Bond - North Carolina
215. New York Jets:  FB Tommy Bohanon - Wake Forest
216. Green Bay Packers (from Titans through 49ers):  WR Charles Johnson - Grand Valley State
217. Cleveland Browns (from Dolphins):  DE Armonty Bryant - East Central Oklahoma
218. Philadelphia Eagles (from Buccaneers):  CB Jordan Poyer - Oregon State
219. Arizona Cardinals (from Panthers through Raiders):  TE D.C. Jefferson - Rutgers
220. Seattle Seahawks (from Saints):  OG Ryan Seymour - Vanderbilt
221. San Diego Chargers:  QB Brad Sorensen - Southern Utah
222. Buffalo Bills (from Rams):  TE Chris Gragg - Arkansas
223. Pittsburgh Steelers:  DT Nick Williams - Samford
224. Green Bay Packers (from Cowboys through Dolphins):  WR Kevin Dorsey - Maryland
225. New York Giants:  OG Eric Herman - Ohio
226. New England Patriots (from Bears through Buccaneers):  DE Michael Buchanan - Illinois
227. Cleveland Browns (from Bengals through 49ers):  OG Garrett Gilkey - Chadron State
228. Washington Redskins:  RB Jawan Jamison - Rutgers
229. Minnesota Vikings (from Vikings through Patriots and Bucs):  DT Everett Dawkins - Florida State
230. Indianapolis Colts:  RB Kerwynn Williams - Utah State
231. Seattle Seahawks:  DE Ty Powell - Harding
232. Green Bay Packers:  LB Sam Barrington - South Florida
233. OAKLAND RAIDERS (from Texans):  DE David Bass - Missouri Western State
234. Denver Broncos:  QB Zac Dysert - Miami (OH)
235. New England Patriots:  LB Steve Beauharnais - Rutgers
236. Chicago Bears (from Falcons):  WR Marquess Wilson - Washington State
237. San Francisco 49ers:  QB B.J. Daniels - South Florida
238. Baltimore Ravens:  WR Aaron Mellette - Elon
239. Philadelphia Eagles (comp.):  DE David King - Oklahoma
240. Cincinnati Bengals (comp.):  OT Reid Fragel - Ohio State
241. Seattle Seahawks (comp.):  DT Jared Smith - New Hampshire
242. Seattle Seahawks (comp.):  OT Michael Bowie - NE Oklahoma State
243. Atlanta Falcons (comp.):  DB Kemal Ishmael - Central Florida
244. Atlanta Falcons (comp.):  SS Zeke Motta - Notre Dame
245. Detroit Lions (comp.):  ILB Brandon Hepburn - Florida A&M
246. San Francisco 49ers (comp.):  OT Carter Bykowski - Iowa State
247. Baltimore Ravens (comp.):  CB Marc Anthony - California
248. Tennessee Titans (comp.):  SS Daimion Stafford - Nebraska
249. Atlanta Falcons (comp.):  QB Sean Renfree - Duke
250. Miami Dolphins (comp.):  S Don Jones - Arkansas State
251. Cincinnati Bengals (comp.):  C T.J. Johnson - South Carolina
252. San Francisco 49ers (comp.):  CB Marcus Cooper - Rutgers
253. New York Giants (comp.):  RB Michael Cox - Massachusetts
254. Indianapolis Colts (comp.):  TE Justice Cunningham - South Carolina


ROUND 6: Pick by Pick


169. Jacksonville Jaguars:  S Josh Evans - Florida
170. Kansas City Chiefs:  C Eric Kush - California (PA)
171. Detroit Lions:  WR Corey Fuller - Virginia Tech
172. OAKLAND RAIDERS:  TE Nick Kasa - Colorado
173. Denver Broncos (from Packers through Eagles and Browns and 49ers):  OT Vinston Painter - Virginia Tech
174. Arizona Cardinals:  WR Ryan Swope - Texas A&M
175. Cleveland Browns:  S Jamoris Slaughter - Notre Dame
176. Houston Texans (from Raiders through Titans through Vikings and Cardinals):  
177. Buffalo Bills:  K Dustin Hopkins - Florida State
178. New York Jets:  OT William Campbell - Michigan
179. San Diego Chargers:  DE Tourek Williams - Florida International
180. San Francisco 49ers (from Dolphins):  LB Nick Moody - Florida State
181. OAKLAND RAIDERS (from Buccaneers):  RB Latavius Murray - Central Florida
182. Carolina Panthers:  RB Kenjon Barner - Oregon
183. New Orleans Saints:  DE Rufus Johnson - Tarleton State
184. OAKLAND RAIDERS (from Rams through Texans):  TE Mychal Rivera - Tennessee
185. Dallas Cowboys:  OLB DeVonte Holloman - South Carolina
186. Pittsburgh Steelers:  WR Justin Brown - Oklahoma
187. Arizona Cardinals (from Giants):  RB Andre Ellington - Clemson
188. Chicago Bears:  DE Cornelius Washington - Georgia
189. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Vikings):  RB Mike James - Miami
190. Cincinnati Bengals:  RB Rex Burkhead - Nebraska
191. Washington Redskins:  FS Bacarri Rambo - Georgia
192. Indianapolis Colts:  S John Boyett - Oregon
193. Green Bay Packers:  OLB Nate Palmer - Illinois State
194. Seattle Seahawks:  RB Spencer Ware - LSU
195. Houston Texans:  WR Alan Bonner - Jacksonville State
196. Minnesota Vikings (from Broncos through Eagles and Buccaneers):  OG Jeff Baca - UCLA
197. Cincinnati Bengals (from Patriots):  WR Cobi Hamilton - Arkansas
198. Houston Texans (from Falcons through Rams):  DT Chris Jones - Bowling Green
199. Detroit Lions (from 49ers through Ravens and Seahawks):  RB Theo Riddick - Notre Dame
200. Baltimore Ravens:  DE Kapron Lewis-Moore - Notre Dame
201. Houston Texans (comp.):  TE Ryan Griffin - Connecticut
202. Tennessee Titans (comp.):  CB Khalid Wooten - Nevada
203. Baltimore Ravens (comp.):  OL Ryan Jensen - CSU Pueblo
204. Kansas City Chiefs (comp.):  FB Braden Wilson - Kansas State
205. OAKLAND RAIDERS (comp.):  DT Stacy McGee - Oklahoma
206. Pittsburgh Steelers (comp.):  ILB Vince Williams - Florida State

ROUND 5: Pick by Pick

Hang back and take in the scene Raiders fans...all the best 6th Round fallers will be in Oakland...or possibly a late 5th after a trade up.

134. Kansas City Chiefs:  CB Sanders Commings - Georgia
135. Jacksonville Jaguars:  WR/RB Denard Robinson - Michigan
136. Philadelphia Eagles:  S Earl Wolff - NC State
137. Seattle Seahawks (from Lions):  DT/NT Jesse Williams - Alabama
138. Seattle Seahawks (from Raiders):  CB Tharold Simon - LSU
139. Indianapolis Colts (from Browns):  DT Montori Hughes - UT Martin
140. Arizona Cardinals:  RB Stepfan Taylor - Stanford
141. New York Jets:  OG Oday Aboushi - Virginia
142. Tennessee Titans:  DE Lavar Edwards - LSU
143. Buffalo Bills:  S Jonathan Meeks - Clemson
144. New Orleans Saints:  WR Kenny Stills - Oklahoma
145. San Diego Chargers:  CB Steve Williams - Cal
146. Denver Broncos (from Dolphins through Packers):  De Quanterus Smith - WKU
147. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  DE Steven Means - Buffalo
148. Carolina Panthers:  ILB A.J. Klein - Iowa State
149. St. Louis Rams:  CB Brandon McGee - Miami
150. Pittsburgh Steelers:  CB Terry Hawthorne - Illinois
151. Dallas Cowboys:  RB Joseph Randle - Oklahoma State
152. New York Giants:  S Cooper Taylor - Richmond 
153. Atlanta Falcons (from Bears):  DE Stansly Maponga - TCU
154, Washington Redskins:  RB Chris Thompson - Florida State
155. Minnesota Vikings:  P/K Jeff Locke - UCLA
156. Cincinnati Bengals:  OT Tanner Hawkinson - Kansas
157. San Francisco 49ers (from Colts):  DE Quinton Dial - Alabama
158. Seattle Seahawks:  TE Luke Willson - Rice
159. Green Bay Packers:  CB Micah Hyde - Iowa
160. St. Louis Rams (from Texans):  RB Zac Stacy - Vanderbilt
161. Denver Broncos:  WR Tavarres King - Georgia
162. Washington Redskins (from Patriots):  OLB/DE Brandon Jenkins - Florida State
163. Chicago Bears (from Falcons):  OT Jordan Mills - Louisiana Tech
164. Miami Dolphins (from 49ers through Browns):  RB Mike Gillislee - Florida
165. Detroit Lions (from Ravens through Seahawks):  P Sam Martin - Appalachian State
166. Miami Dolphins (comp.):  K Caleb Sturgis - Florida
167. Green Bay Packers (comp.):  DT Josh Boyd - Mississippi State
168. Baltimore Ravens (comp.):  OG/OT Ricky Wagner - Wisconsin

ROUND 4: Pick by Pick

Raiders picking early...we'll see if they trade down...or get another impact guy.

98. Philadelphia Eagles (from Jaguars):  QB Matt Barkley - USC
99. Kansas City Chiefs:  LB Nico Johnson - Alabama
100. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Raiders):  DT Akeem Spence - Illinois
101. Jacksonville Jaguars:  WR/KR Ace Sanders - South Carolina
102. New England Patriots (from Lions through Vikings):  WR Josh Boyce - TCU
103. Arizona Cardinals:  DE/OLB Alex Okafor - Texas
104. Miami Dolphins (from Browns):  LB Jelani Jenkins - Florida
105. Buffalo Bills:  S Duke Williams - Nevada
106. Miami Dolphins (from Jets through Saints):  TE Dion Sims - Michigan State
107. Tennessee Titans:  C Brian Schwenke - Cal
108. Carolina Panthers:  OG Edmund Kugbila - Valdosta State
109. Green Bay Packers (from Saints through Dolphins):  OT David Bakhtiari - Colorado
110. New York Giants (from Chargers through Cardinals):  QB Ryan Nassib - Syracuse
111. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Dolphins through Browns):  S Shamarko Thomas - Syracuse
113. St. Louis Rams:  C Barrett Jones - Alabama
114. Dallas Cowboys:  CB B.W. Webb - William & Mary
115. Pittsburgh Steelers:  QB Landry Jones - Oklahoma
116. Arizona Cardinals (from Giants):  OG Earl Watford - James Madison
117. Chicago Bears:  OLB Khaseem Greene - Rutgers
118. Cincinnati Bengals:  OLB Sean Porter - Texas A&M
119. Washington Redskins:  S Phillip Thomas - Fresno State
120. Minnesota Vikings:  OLB Gerald Hodges - Penn State
121. Indianapolis Colts:  C Khaled Holmes - USC
122. Green Bay Packers:  OL J.C. Tretter - Cornell
123. Seattle Seahawks:  WR Chris Harper - Kansas State
124. Houston Texans:  DE Trevardo Williams - Connecticut
125.  Green Bay Packers (from Broncos):  RB Johnathan Franklin - UCLA
126. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Patriots):  DE William Gholston - Michigan State
127. Atlanta Falcons:  DE Malliciah Goodman - Clemson
128. San Francisco 49ers:  WR Quinton Patton - Louisiana Tech
129. Baltimore Ravens:  DE/OLB John Simon - Ohio State
130. Baltimore Ravens (comp.):  TE/FB Kyle Juszczyk - Harvard
131. San Francisco 49ers (comp.):  RB Marcus Lattimore - South Carolina
132. Detroit Lions (comp.):  DE Devin Taylor - South Carolina
133. Atlanta Falcons (comp.):  TE Levine Toilolo - Stanford

Consensus Top 34 Still Available: Day 3

Today, the Raiders own the #100 pick in the 4th...they pick 3rd overall on Day 3...ahead of them are the Jaguars and Chiefs, and, conveniently, QB's Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib are both available.  Barkley to Jags and Nassib to Chiefs seem to make the most sense? (just going by weather)

The Raiders are stacked in the 6th...have 3 picks, #172, #176 and #205.  A lot of options at Tight End, Running Back and Quarterback late for Oakland...and fallers.

Oakland also has a 7th Round pick at #209...their final pick (possibly).

We'd love to see the Raiders somehow bridge the gap from #100 to #172, via trade down in the 4th...however, it's understandable that they could use that #100 pick on a really good player who has fallen into their laps.  Exciting to see how Reggie plays it, and if a QB is available, who could trade up for him?

Best for Oakland --- DAY 3 (Rds. 4-7)

1.  WR Quinton Patton - Louisiana Tech (4th)
2.  DT Jesse Williams - Alabama (4th)
3.  FS Phillip Thomas - Fresno State (4th)
4.  OG/OT David Quessenberry - San Jose State (4th)
5.  WR Da'Rick Rogers - Tennessee Tech (4th trade down)
6.  FS Bacarrri Rambo - Georgia (4th, trade down)
7.  WR Chris Harper - Kansas State (4th, trade down)
7.  ILB A.J. Klein - Iowa State (4th, trade down)
8.  OLB Chase Thomas - Stanford (4th, trade down)
9.  RB Stepfan Taylor - Stanford (4th, trade down)
10.  CB Jordan Poyer - Oregon State (4th, trade down)
11.  FS Josh Evans - Florida (4th, trade down)
12.  TE Levine Toilolo - Stanford (5th, trade down)
13.  CB Jordan Poyer - Oregon State (4th)
14.  DT Akeem Spence - Illinois (5th, trade down)
15.  OG Oday Aboushi - Virginia (5th, trade down)
16.  ILB Kevin Reddick - North Carolina (5th, trade down)
17.  DE Michael Buchanan - Illinois (5th, trade down)
18.  TE Levine Toilolo - Stanford (5th, trade down)
19.  TE Dion Sims - Michigan State (5th, trade down)
20.  FS Tony Jefferson - Oklahoma (5th, trade down)
21.  S Duke Williams - Nevada (5th, trade down)
22.  FS Tony Jefferson - Oklahoma (5th, trade down)
23.  WR Josh Boyce - TCU (6th)
24.  TE Ryan Otten - San Jose State (6th)
25.  ILB Michael Mauti - Penn State (6th)
26.  FS Cody Davis - Texas Tech (6th)
27.  RB Latavius Murray - Central Florida (6th)
28.  RB Zac Stacy - Vanderbilt (6th)
29.  QB Jordan Rodgers - Vanderbilt (6th)
30.  DE Devin Taylor - South Carolina (6th)
31.  DT T.J. Barnes - Georgia Tech (6th)
32.  TE/H-Back Mychal Rivera - Tennessee (6th)
33.  DE Mike Catapano - Princeton (7th)
34.  ILB Steve Beauharnais -  Rutgers (7th)

Friday, April 26, 2013

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OLB Sio Moore - Connecticut (Video)

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OT/OG Menelik Watson - Florida State (Video)

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Round 3: Pick by Pick

Round Three:

63. Kansas City Chiefs:  TE Travis Kelce - Cincinnati
64. Jacksonville Jaguars:  CB Dwayne Gratz - UConn
65. Detroit Lions:  OG Larry Warford - Kentucky
66. Oakland Raiders:  OLB Sio Moore - UConn
67. Philadelphia Eagles:  DT Bennie Logan - LSU
68. Cleveland Browns:  CB Leon McFadden - San Diego State
69. Arizona Cardinals:  CB Tyrann Mathieu - (LSU)
70. Tennessee Titans:  CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson - UConn
71. St. Louis Rams (from Bills):  FS T.J. McDonald - USC
72. New York Jets:  OG Brian Winters - Kent State (dammit)
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  QB Mike Glennon - NC State
74. Dallas Cowboys (from Panthers through 49ers):  WR Terrance Williams - Baylor
75. New Orleans Saints:  OT Terron Armstead - UAPB
76. San Diego Chargers:  WR Keenan Allen - Cal
77. Miami Dolphins:  OG/OT Dallas Thomas - Tennessee
78. Buffalo Bills (from Rams):  WR Marquise Goodwin - Texas
79. Pittsburgh Steelers:  WR Markus Wheaton - Oregon State
80. Dallas Cowboys:  S J.J. Wilcox - Georgia Southern
81. New York Giants:  OLB/DE Damontre Moore - Texas A&M
82. New Orleans Saints (from Bears through Dolphins):  DT John Jenkins - Georgia
83. New England Patriots (from Vikings):  CB Logan Ryan - Rutgers
84. Cincinnati Bengals:  S Shawn Williams - Georgia
85. Washington Redskins:  TE Jordan Reed - Florida
86. Indianapolis Colts:  OG Hugh Thornton - Illinois
87. Seattle Seahawks:  DT Jordan Hill - Penn State
88. San Francisco 49ers (from Packers):  DE/OLB Corey Lemonier - Auburn
89. Houston Texans:  OT Brennan Williams - North Carolina
90. Denver Broncos:  CB Kayvon Webster - South Florida
91. New England Patriots:  S Duron Harmon - Rutgers
92, St. Louis Rams (from Falcons):  WR Stedman Bailey - West Virginia
93. Miami Dolphins (from 49ers):  CB Will Davis - Utah State
94. Baltimore Ravens:  DT Brandon Williams - Missouri Southern State
95. Houston Texans (comp.):  DE Sam Montgomery - LSU
96. Kansas City Chiefs (comp.):  RB Knile Davis - Arkansas
97. Tennessee Titans (comp.):  OLB Zaviar Gooden - Missouri

Round 2: Pick by Pick

Round 2:

33.  Jacksonville Jaguars:  S John Cyprien - Florida International
34.  Tennessee Titans (traded with 49ers):  WR Justin Hunter - Tennessee
35.  Philadelphia Eagles:  TE Zach Ertz - Stanford
36.  Detroit Lions:  CB Darius Slay - Mississippi State
37.  Cincinnati Bengals (from Raiders):  RB Giovani Bernard - North Carolina
38.  San Diego Chargers (from Cardinals):  ILB Manti Te'o - Notre Dame
39.  New York Jets:  QB Geno Smith - West Virginia (and the crowd goes wild)
40.  San Francisco 49ers (from Tennessee):  DE Tank Carradine - Florida State
41.  Buffalo Bills:  WR Robert Woods - USC
42.  Oakland Raiders (from Dolphins):  OT Menelik Watson - Florida State
43.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  CB Johnthan Banks - Mississippi State
44.  Carolina Panthers:  DT Kawann Short - Purdue
45.  Arizona Cardinals:  ILB Kevin Minter - LSU
46.  Buffalo Bills (from Rams):  LB Kiko Alonso - Oregon
47.  Dallas Cowboys:  TE Gavin Escobar - San Diego State
48.  Pittsburgh Steelers:  RB Le'Veon Bell - Michigan State
49.  New York Giants:  DT Johnathan Hankins - Ohio State
50.  Chicago Bears:  ILB Jon Bostic - Florida
51.  Washington Redskins:  DB David Amerson - NC State
52.  New England Patriots (from Vikings):  OLB/DE Jamie Collins - So. Mississippi
53.  Cincinnati Bengals:  DE Margus Hunt - SMU
54.  Miami Dolphins (from Colts):  CB Jamar Taylor - Boise State
55.  San Francisco 49ers (from Miami):  TE Vance McDonald - Rice
56.  Baltimore Ravens (from Seattle):  LB Arthur Brown - Kansas State
57.  Houston Texans:  S D.J. Swearinger - South Carolina
58.  Denver Broncos:  RB Montae Ball - Wisconsin
59.  New England Patriots:  WR Aaron Dobson - Marshall
60.  Atlanta Falcons:  CB/PR Robert Alford - SE Louisiana
61.  Green Bay Packers:  RB Eddie Lacy - Alabama
62.  Seattle Seahawks:  RB Christine Michael - Texas A&M

RaiderAg: 30 Targets for Oakland on Day 2

Raiders could use their No. 42 pick, or deal it for a good price (added 4th or 5th Round pick).  We'll see, but either option is a good one.  3rd Round is a wild card...could trade down again.

Best For Oakland (3 Draft Zones)

No particular order by the way

In the No. 42 Overall Range (If Available):

1.  WR Robert Woods - USC
2.  TE Zach Ertz - Stanford
3.  WR Keenan Allen - Cal
4.  DE/OLB Damontre Moore - Texas A&M
5.  S John Cyprien - Florida International
6.  DE Tank Carradine - Florida State
7.  WR Quinton Patton - Louisiana Tech
8.  ILB Manti Te'o - Notre Dame
9.  ILB Arthur Brown - Kansas State
10.  QB Ryan Nassib - Syracuse

In the Pick No. 45 to No. 60 range (trade down)
1.  QB Matt Barkley - USC
2.  ILB Kevin Minter - LSU
3.  RB Eddie Lacy - Alabama
4.  DE/OLB Corey Lemonier - Auburn
5.  DE/OLB Alex Okafor - Texas
6.  DT Johnathan Hankins - Ohio State
7.  OT Menelik Watson - Florida State
8.  WR Justin Hunter - Tennessee
9.  LB Arthur Brown - Kansas State
10.  DT Jesse Williams - Alabama

In the Pick No. 66 range (3rd Round):
1.  OLB Chase Thomas - Stanford
2.  FS Bacarri Rambo - Georgia
3.  WR Markus Wheaton - Oregon State
4.  OG Brian Winters - Kent State
5.  S D.J. Swearinger - South Carolina
6.  S Shawn Williams - Georgia
7.  OG Larry Warford - Kentucky
8.  C/OG Barrett Jones - Alabama
9.  CB Darius Slay - Mississippi State
10.  RB Stepfan Taylor - Stanford

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BoJack247's Top Raiders Prospects on Day 2

Round 1 is in the books.  Oakland found a trading partner in Miami, and in the process, nabbed impressive CB DJ Hayden of Houston and got themselves a pick in round 2.  With the 42nd pick, what direction will GM Reggie McKenzie go next?  Here are my top 10 players that fit the Raiders' needs in the 2nd and 3rd round on Day 2:

1. DT Johnathan Hankins Ohio State - Even with the FA additions of Vance Walker and Pat Sims, there's still need for both depth and talent at the position.  Hankins is a nimble big man who's versatile enough to play in any defensive scheme.  He's quick enough to disrupt the backfield to rush the passer and strong enough to make an impact against the run.

2. DE Cornellius Carradine Florida State - Carradine was projected to go late in the first round, and he's not expected to last past the first few picks of the 2nd round.  His ability to run after suffering an ACL injury late in the college season is promising.  Carradine was very productive opposite Bjoern Werner.  I think he will be gone by the time the Raiders pick, but he's one of the top prospects left at a position of need.

3. LB Manti Te'o Notre Dame - Te'o's ego must be bruised.  After being linked heavily to the Vikings, they went elsewhere with their first two 1st round picks.  When they traded back into the 1st, most thought Te'o was a lock.  Wrong.  It doesn't take away from the fact that Te'o is a very productive linebacker and a team leader.  He'd be the leader that Rolando McClain never was.  With 3 LB signings, its not an immediate need, but it is a great value pick.

4. FS DJ Swearinger South Carolina - With newly selected DJ Hayden in tow, the Raiders secondary looks a little more promising.  What the Raiders are now lacking is a physical presence at safety and the addition of Swearinger could go a long way.  He can line up at multiple positions in a pinch and his ability to drop the hammer makes him one of my favorite prospects left.  Besides, having "Jungle Boi" come out during the pre-game player introductions to Welcome to the Jungle would be pretty sweet.

5. WR Da'Rick Rogers Tennessee Tech - The current group of Raiders WRs have a lot of promise and ability, but none in that group have true #1 WR ability.  Rogers is probably the most physical WR in the draft and has talent to dominate the opposition.  He punishes CBs and simply outruns safeties.  If Reggie and company are confident that Rogers can straighten himself out on and off the field, he'd be a great addition in the 3rd round.

6. TE Vance McDonald Rice - Most people would probably put Zach Ertz on this list, but I highly doubt Ertz will be available when the Raiders pick in the 2nd round.  I think Ertz goes to the 49ers, who need a replacement for Delanie Walker.  The Raiders have been reportedly interested in McDonald, who is a very talented pass catcher.  He's got very good hands and can make defenders miss in space.  McDonald will need to learn how to block inline, something he wasn't asked to do at Rice.

7. WR Keenan Allen Cal - Many people were disappointed in Allen's slow 40 time, but that's never been the big receiver's game.  He's a prospect who mirrors Anquan Boldin's skill set, a guy who runs clean routes and makes plays after the catch.  He does have some concerns with injuries and his inability to come back from it in a timely manner.  Still he would be a good value on day 2.

8. OG Brian Winters Kent State - The Raiders coaching staff and scouts got a good look at Winters during Senior Bowl week and he performed well against tougher competition.  Winters fits the new scheme better than last year's OG pick Tony Bergstrom.  He's a former wrestler who plays with a mean streak.

9. DT Kawann Short Purdue - One of the more underrated prospects in this draft, Short is a gap penetrating inside defender.  Having to replace 3 defensive tackles is a tough task, but an addition like Short would bring a pass rushing element from the inside the the Raiders do not have right now on their roster.

10. DE Damontre Moore Texas A&M - Moore's stock has fallen precipitously and it could be of benefit to the Raiders.  Workout numbers aside, Moore was productive for 3 years at College Station, showing he could make plays as a OLB and as a DE as well.  Moore would fit a huge need for the pass rush starving Raiders.  If Moore can commit to being a good football player and has his head on straight, he could be a good selection at pick 42.

Next 10: DT Brandon Williams, DE Alex Okafor, RB Jonathan Franklin, WR Justin Hunter, TE Gavin Escobar, LB Kevin Reddick, FS Bacarri Rambo, OG Larry Warford, DE Corey Lemonier, OT Brennan Williams

ShimSham's Top 12 Available: Round 2 (and NFP)

S John Cyprien - Florida International
WR Justin Hunter - Tennessee

WR Quinton Patton - Louisiana Tech
OLB/DE Damotnre Moore - Texas A&M
DE/OLB Alex Okafor - Texas
ILB Kevin Minter - LSU
ILB Manti Te'o - Notre Dame
LB Arthur Brown - Kansas State
DT Kawann Short - Purdue
OT Menelik Watson - Florida State
OT Terron Armstead - Arkansas, Pine Bluff
OG Larry Warford - Kentucky

Russ Lande weighs in as Round 2 is set to take off today:

DITW, Best Available for Oakland: Day 2

DustInTheWind weighs in...

Top 10 available: Day 2

These are Raider specific and will exclude some really good players like CB Jamar Taylor that I simply don't see Reggie McKenzie drafting for various reasons, despite their talent. 

1.  DE Cornellius Carradine, FSU
Many believe he would have been one of the top pass rushers if not for his injury this past season and even with that many thought he could still sneak into the draft's first round.  Now on Day 2 he could be a top option for both Jacksonville and Oakland, two teams that were terrible at getting to the QB last year.  The medical concerns are the biggest worry here, but Hayden's brush with death didn't seem to scare the Raiders one bit.

2.  DT Jesse Williams, Alabama
The Raiders defensive line is quite an unknown right now with new additions at almost every position via FA.  Williams could be the new anchor of this unit, as well as a disruptive force that shows quick feet and agility that a man his size shouldn't possess.  There are medical concerns here as well since Williams has reportedly had several knee operations.

3.  WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee
There is a lot of potential currently at WR for the Raiders, but adding a "true" #1 WR could pay dividends for the offense and team moving forward.  Hunter can be that type of player for the Raiders as he's physically gifted and shows the ability to run every kind of route -- work underneath or stretch the field.

4.  DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
Despite having an awful offseason, Moore has shown he can consistently get to the QB against top compeition in college.  He's not an athletic freak like Ansah or Mingo, but he is a pass rusher that has experience as a OLB and 4-3 end.  The Raiders current DL coach was with him at Texas A&M and Coach Allen is an alum, given Moore's young age (will be on 21 at the start of this year) they may believe they can mold him into a force off the edge.

5.  OG Larry Warford, Kentucky
While I believe Bergstrom can and will be a starting guard for the Raiders this year adding a talented bulldozer in Warford could only help the run and pass games.  He's a force that gave Sheldon Richardson (a 1st round pick) fits last year.

6.  WR Keenan Allen, Cal 
Good route runner who always shows a knack for creating seperation and making the catch. Again, here is a player with an injury history.  The entire Raiders staff showed up for Cal's pro day and prior to that I assure you the scouting department did their job and know what Allen could offer an NFL team.

7.  RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama
I know many fans are not excited by the rumors that Reggie McKenzie is a big fan of Lacy.  While we do have DMC and added Rashad Jennings this offseason this pick would offer some stability moving forward as this McFadden's contract year and he seems unable to make it through an entire season.  Lacy reminds me of Marshawn Lynch and having that type of back on the team can only be a good thing.

8.  S Johnathan Cyprien, FIU
Reggie McKenzie addressed the position in FA, but adding a talented player like Cyprien, who has shown the range, awareness, and physicality needed to be force at the position would help out the rest of the defense.  I have him so far down the list here because I have a feeling the Bengals will draft him at #37 as I thought they were targeting him in Round 1.  If he's actually still avaliable when the Raiders make their pick it would be hard not to have him #1 on this list.

9.  TE Zach Ertz, Stanford
I'm not overly excited by this guy, but word is the Raiders really like him, he's a local kid and the tight end spot seems like a huge void on offense right now.  While I believe good options at the postition could be had later I can see why he could be the pick.  Has shown the skills needed to stretch the field as a pass catcher and shows the willingness to block, though this is an area I think he needs to work on.

10.  DE Alex Okafor, Texas
I feel like Okafor is really underrated and more than capable of starting at DE or OLB in this league.  A talented aggressive player that shows good awareness and hand use.  Can play the pass and run with similar ease.

Day 2 is Here

Time for the money rounds in this Draft...Could Reggie trade down from No. 42 again?  We'll see...

There will be "Best Available" analysis this morning and afternoon.

(thanks to SilverAndBlackReport and RaiderCentral)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

D.J. Hayden Film

Remember, remember the 6th of November


Round One:

1. Kansas City Chiefs:  OT Eric Fisher - Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars:   OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
3. Miami Dolphins (trade from Oakland):   DE/OLB Dion Jordan - Oregon
4. Philadelphia Eagles:  OT Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
5. Detroit Lions:  DE Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah - BYU
6. Cleveland Browns:  DE/OLB Barkevious "KeKe" Mingo - LSU
7. Arizona Cardinals:  OG Jonathan Cooper - North Carolina

8. St. Louis Rams (trade from Buffalo):   WR Tavon Austin - West Virginia
9. New York Jets:  CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
10. Tennessee Titans:   OG Chance Warmack - Alabama
11. San Diego Chargers:  OT D.J. Fluker - Alabama
12. Oakland Raiders (traded with Miami):  CB D.J. Hayden - Houston
13. New York Jets (from Bucs for CB Darrelle Revis):   DT Sheldon Richardson - Missouri
14. Carolina Panthers:  DT Star Lotulelei - Utah
15. New Orleans Saints:  S Kenny Vaccaro - Texas
16. Buffalo Bills:  QB E.J. Manuel - Florida State
17. Pittsburgh Steelers:  OLB Jarvis Jones - Georgia
18. San Francisco 49ers (trade from Dallas):  FS Eric Reid - LSU
19. New York Giants:  OT/OG Justin Pugh - Syracuse
20. Chicago Bears:  OG/OT Kyle Long - Oregon
21. Cincinnati Bengals:  TE Tyler Eifert - Notre Dame
22. Atlanta Falcons (trade with St. Louis Rams):  CB Desmond Trufant - Washington
23. Minnesota Vikings:  DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida
24. Indianapolis Colts:  DE Bjoern Werner - Florida State
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seahawks):  Xavier Rhodes - Florida State
26. Green Bay Packers:  DE Datone Jones - UCLA
27. Houston Texans:  WR DeAndre Hopkins - Clemson
28. Denver Broncos:  DT Sylvester Williams - North Carolina
29. Minnesota Vikings (trade from New England):  WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Tennessee
30. St. Louis Rams:  LB Alec Ogletree - Georgia
31. Dallas Cowboys:  C/OG Travis Frederick - Wisconsin
32. Baltimore Ravens:  S Matt Elam - Florida

NFL Draft Rumblings: Day 1

(4:28 pm PT): Dion Jordan's name being linked to Oakland at No. 3.  Fisher/Joeckel all but locked at 1 and 2...one way or another (trades).

(2:12 pm PT): That "Chiefs inform Luke Joeckel" information is 99% BS.  AFC West rival messing with the Oakland phone lines indirectly.  Nothing final until about 3 hours from now.  However, it doesn't mean the news associated with the rumor will make it any less untrue.  Also, there are trades on the table for KC apparently, whether they're good enough for Reid in Co., who knows.

(1:44 pm PT): Little tidbits here and there.  NY Giants may be in the market for Manti Te'o, they pick at No. 19, one spot ahead of the Bears who just lost Urlacher.

(1:18 pm PT): There's word that Luke Joeckel has been contacted by the Kansas City Chiefs.  The news may not have been what he wanted to hear...take it as you will...and it's possible the story is bull.

(1:07 pm PT): Really weird rumor on Twitter now that the Raiders are taking D.J. Hayden at No. 3.  Don't see that at all.

(11:50 am PT): Latest from DA and 2012 Raider Draft Review (Thanks to RaiderCentral)

(9:13 am PT): The supposed deal with the Raiders from Atlanta is apparently very real, and it is sounding more and more likely that the Raiders will take it (on par with previous Julio Jones deal).  There is also news that there are numerous offers to Jacksonville to potentially leap from Oakland...however, the previous news of Jacksonville foregoing a trade down to select Ziggy Ansah could indeed still happen. Holding that 3rd Offensive Tackle (Lane Johnson) may be the best option if Atlanta deal doesn't happen.  Reggie getting a load of phone calls.

(7:35 am PT): At this point don't expect any Mock Drafts from ORDW...it's all going to be trades.  However, if there was a Top 5 "For Oakland" right now at the No. 3 spot, they would include: 1. Eric Fisher 2. Dion Jordan 3. Luke Joeckel 4. Ezekiel Ansah 5. Star Lotulelei.  Ansah being the biggest risk/reward.

(7:22 am PT): St. Louis Rams actively shopping their No. 22 pick.

Thursday, 4/25 (7:00 am PT): It would appear that there are several teams linked to Oakland in a trade up.  Those teams are Detroit (No. 5), Cleveland (No. 6), Miami (No. 12), Minnesota (No.'s 23 and 25)Atlanta (No. 30) and San Francisco (No. 31).

Thursday, 4/25 (5:40 am PT):  Jacksonville now sounds like they will take the faller of the Joeckel/Fisher sweepstakes at No. 1.  Possibly wait for a trade down partner...this would leave Oakland in a position to trade the rights for Lane Johnson, who has been linked to the Eagles at No. 4.  This flies in the previous idea that Ezekiel Ansah was their man no matter what, but perhaps the value of dropping spots and gaining picks in this draft is starting to weight on Dave Caldwell.  Almost all scenarios at this point lead to Oakland being able to trade down, or draft one of the top two rated DEs in this class (Dion Jordan & Ezekiel Ansah) or just drafting Lane Johnson outright, or perhaps Star Lotulelei.




Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Around the NFL: Draft News

Wed. Night (9:25pm PT): Kansas City seems to be leaning to Eric Fisher.  Apparently, the consensus is all but in.

Wed. Night (7:45pm PT): Cleveland "definitely looking pass rusher"...seems like Dion Jordan is the target, if he makes it to No. 3, the Browns may trade up for him, cutting the Eagles out of the loop.  Word is that Ansah and the Jaguars may very well be a lock (Bradley just going for it, getting his guy).

Wed. Night (5:10pm PT): Seems Cleveland is acquiring WR Davone Bess from Miami for "mid-round picks".

The Latest Trade Talk

Right now Detroit and Atlanta are the hot topics...but Atlanta is a dark horse...they gave a supposed "take it or leave it" trade scenario that involved multiple picks, several from 2013 but also some spread into 2014 as well as 2015.

Nothing finalized, but the following deal was hypothesized from the Falcons...:

Atlanta gets #3 overall pick worth 2,200 points Raiders get: 

2013 1st round #30 worth 620 points 

2013 2nd round #60 worth 300 

points 2013 4th round #127 worth 45 points 

2013 6th round #198 worth 12 points 

2014 1st round pick estimated at #30 worth 620 points 

2014 3rd round pick estimated at #92 worth 132 points 

2014 5th round pick estimated at #163 worth 26 points 2015 

2nd round pick estimated worth 300 points 

2015 3rd round pick estimated worth 132 points 

Throw in a few 7th round picks here and there worth 2 points a pop.

Overrated / Underrated Raiders Edition: BoJack247

Here's my list of overrated and underrated prospects who are either linked to the Raiders or are potential fits for Oakland in the upcoming draft.


1. DT Shariff Floyd, Florida - Reason:  Shariff Floyd was a very productive defender for the Gators this season.  Ever since the season ended, Floyd's stock has skyrocketed higher than just about any other prospect in this year's draft.  Floyd is active and disruptive, yet has suspect strength at the point of attack and hasn't shown the ability to be a consistent anchor.  He wins most of his battles hand fighting on the inside, and if he's to gain success in the NFL, he'll have to continue to do so since his arms are shorter than any of the other top DT prospects.  He's a sure-fire top 15 talent, but at 3?  My answer is no. 

2. OT Kyle Long, Oregon - Reason:  Kyle Long has the name recognition, and for many Raiders fans (me included), it would be awesome to see him don the silver and black next to fellow legacy player Stefen Wisniewski.  There has been recent talk of Long going as early as the end of the 1st round.  Though Long is an appealing prospect, the truth is that he is still relatively new to the game of football and is a bit raw.  There's going to be a learning curve for Long so thinking he's a plug and play player isn't a given.

3. QB EJ Manuel, Florida State - Reason: The latest coming from the media experts is that Manuel won't last till the end of the 1st round.  I even read that he could go in the top 20.  Manuel is a very athletic quarterback who can make all the throws.  However, he never really dominated at FSU after taking over for Christian Ponder.  On a loaded Seminoles team with title aspirations, they faltered with Manuel behind center.  He's yet to show a consistent display of composure against the blitz and the ability to pull a team from behind and win big games.

4. CB Dee Milliner, Alabama - Reason: Dee Milliner is best cornerback in a very deep and talented group, but not by much.  He's not as good as the past 3 CBs that went off the board first in the last three years.  Alabama cornerbacks have had a tough transition in the NFL, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that Nick Saban doesn't have his cornerbacks backpedal much in his defense.  I don't know that a team would value him so much to take him if given the chance to move down.  This year's CB class is very deep and some say that it could be a double digit number drafted by the end of the second round.  

5. WR Tavon Austin, WVU - Reason: Don't get me wrong, Austin is one of the most dynamic gamebreakers I have ever seen.  His speed, quickness and change of direction are otherworldly.  But the fact of the matter is that Austin is not a legitimate #1 type WR.  He doesn't have the size or strength to be a perimeter WR so unless he goes to a team that has an offensive coordinator who will move him around to create mismatches, Austin will not be much of a factor.  His immediate impact will be as a return specialist, but is that worth a top 15 grade as some have him?

Next: Alabama RB Eddie Lacy, Florida SS Matt ElamGeorgia DT Jon Jenkins, Notre Dame LB Manti Te'oSouthern Methodist DE Margus Hunt


1. WR Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech - Reason: Based on talent alone, Rogers is a 1st round pick.  Due to some issues on and off the field, many teams will be leery to use a draft pick on the receiver.  There's a perception about Rogers being a troublemaker and a diva on the field, but his talent is undeniable.  He's one of the more physically imposing WRs in the draft and will overpower any defensive back he faces and uses his strength and explosion to make plays on the ball and after the catch.

2. DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State - Reason: Granted Hankins didn't end his Buckeyes career on a high note, but he's one of the DT prospects that have gotten lost in all of the Shariff Floyd talk since the season ended.  Hankins is a very versatile prospect who can play multiple positions on the defensive line and also play in different defensive fronts.  He's currently seen as a fringe 1st round to 2nd round pick.  Someone is going to get a value pick grabbing the talented big man.

3. CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State - Reason: All Poyer did during his last two years at Oregon State was produce and make plays for the Beavers.  Poyer may not have the elite speed that most teams would like to have in a CB, he is a very physical and feisty player who also has a high football IQ.  He's been projected to go later in the 2nd round on, but I think he will be better than many of the cornerbacks that get selected ahead of him.

4. QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas - Reason: All the Nassib, Geno Smith and Manuel talk has completely kept Wilson off the radar.  Though Wilson may lack the prototypical QB measurements, he makes up for it with toughness and moxie.  He has the ability to make plays when things break down and is deftly accurate on the run in short to intermediate passes.  Teams worry about his deep ball, but from many accounts it seems to be more of a footwork issue.

5. LB Zaviar Gooden, Mizzou - Reason: Who's the most athletic linebacker in this draft?  Most will answer Alec Ogletree but I say its Gooden.  Gooden is a converted safety like Ogletree and he's just as good if not better in space and dropping back into coverage.  Ogletree had a big year, while injuries hampered Gooden's final year.  Gooden has a chance of surprising a lot of people.

Next: Kent State OL Brian Winters, Texas DE Alex Okafor, LSU LB Kevin Minter, Purdue DT Kawann Short, Texas A&M LB Sean Porter