The NFL draft kicks off Thursday. We’ve already gone over what the Raiders should do with the third overall pick. Now, here’s what we think their best-case and worst-case scenarios for the next three days and beyond could be:
Raiders trade the No. 3 pick to the Jets for the No. 9, No. 13, No. 39, No. 72 picks.
Reggie McKenzie lunges at the phone to draft defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd after he remains undrafted after eight picks. He follows that by drafting guard Chance Warmack, who also took a slide, at 13th overall.
Now with four other selections in the first three rounds, Oakland uses those picks to select the best available player at free safety, offensive tackle, tight end and quarterback.
The Raiders take Matt Barkley with the 82nd pick following a painful slide through the draft while Lane Kiffin personally called NFL GMs endorsing him.
Oakland for the first time since 12 B.C. is almost unanimously declared by local and national media the winner of the draft. Larry...