Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 4/24/12
Photo Credit: Tony Gonzalez/Raiders.com The Silver and Black has seen a total makeover since the regime handed over the keys to general manager Reggie McKenzie.  The new GM addressed the club’s gameplan in a press conference for the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft earlier this month. Considering the massive mess that was left when he entered the organization, McKenzie and company have cleaned house exceptionally well from the get-go.  They went into the 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy cap-strapped to the max, and the deck won’t be stacked in their favor for the draft, either. Barring any trades, the team’s first pick will come late Saturday night on April 27 after 94 players have already been selected.  Becoming the first decision-maker other than Al Davis since the early 60′s is a tough task for him and his staff. Former head coach Hue Jackson sold the farm for quarterback Carson Palmer, which left Oakland without a first, second, third or fourth-round pick this April. Nonetheless, the lack o...
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