New era for Raiders heading into draft

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 23, 2012
For nearly a half-century, Al Davis ran the Oakland Raiders' draft room in his own unique way. He coveted speed and size, seemingly ahead of almost all other attributes. His picks often baffled so-called experts and other teams, with some turning into surprising successes and others into notable flops. Now there's a new man in charge in Oakland. General manager Reggie McKenzie began overhauling the organization after being hired in January and now is preparing for the team's first draft since Davis died last October. This will be the first Raiders draft that Davis has not run since 1962. McKenzie will likely have to wait a while to make his first pick, which won't be until the final selection on Day 2 - the 95th overall pick.
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