Found February 08, 2013 on
As we continue the Team Needs series for the 2013 NFL Draft, we proceed to the team with the third overall pick; the Oakland Raiders. With yet another miserable season in the books, there is plenty for the team to look for in the draft this year.
It’s hard to believe that it has been a decade since the Raiders were last in the NFL postseason. For most teams, they’ll find a way to sneak in off of sheer luck, but not for Oakland. Surprisingly, Dennis Allen will stick around for at least another season despite the assumption he was on the hot seat all season. So what should he be looking for come the Draft? Well, just about everything.
Ever since Nnamdi Asomugha bolted in free agency a couple of years ago, the Raiders secondary went from it’s only strength to maybe the biggest weakness. Moving Michael Huff over shouldn’t be an option and DeMarcus Milliner should be at the top of their draft board this April.
Draft Possibilities: DeMarcus Milliner, Desmond Trufant
BEST OF MAXIM
After close examination of the Oakland Raiders roster and the projected players available at the 3rd overall spot, Star Lotulelei is the most likely pick for the Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft. This assessment also takes into account Geno Smith and Jarvis Jones dropping to the 3rd pick.
Here’s why. Geno Smith is a first round talent, but even if he dropped to the 3rd pick, the Raiders...
Three Offensive Coordinators and three Defensive Coordinators. That’s what the Oakland Raiders will have at their disposal for the next season. Not officialy, of course, but one could say that based on the new additions to the Silver & Black coaching staff, which was filled with experienced names by general manager Reggie McKenzie as he tries to turn the ship [...]
What up RaiderNation? Welcome to this week’s edition of My Two Cents, with your favorite archaic Raider fan, Old Timer. This week we will discuss the possible salary cap casualties on the Raider roster. There has been quite a bit of both opinion and rumor on this subject, so I decided to talk about what I believe will happen, and [...]
In episode 3 of the Raiders Blog Podcast, Christopher Hansen (@chrishansenNFL) and Taylor Armosino (@tarmosino) recap the Super Bowl, how the Raiders can quickly turn around the team, and discuss NFL draft trade scenarios.
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