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Since the regime handed the keys over to the new GM Reggie McKenzie, the Oakland Raiders have seen a total makeover.
In a press conference on Wednesday, the general manager addressed the team’s gameplan for the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.
Expressing his commitment to take things one step at a time, McKenzie mentioned he wasn’t going to sell the farm for one particular player and would stick to taking the best player available, rather than reaching for position needs.
“I do not want to trade future picks—especially high ones,” McKenzie said. ”I’m not going to reach down for a player that plays a certain position.” While he left a jar open to the possibility of moving up in the draft, he also noted, “If I have to give them my first born, it’s not going to happen.”
McKenzie and company had their hands full entering 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. Barr