Oakland Raiders 2008 NFL Draft Breakdown..............

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2008 NFL Draft
Below is a look at whom mock drafts have the Raiders picking with the No. 4 overall pick:

- Mel Kiper, ESPN - RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas - Todd McShay, Scouts Inc - RB McFadden - Mike Mayock, NFL.com - DE Vernon Gholston, Ohio St. - Vic Carucci, NFL.com- RB McFadden - Pat Kirwan, NFL.com- DE Gholston - The Sports Xchange DT Glenn Dorsey, LSU - Profootballtalk.com- RB McFadden - NFLdraftcountdown.com- RB McFadden - Draftinsiders.com- RB McFadden - Sporting News OT Ryan Clady, Boise State - NFL Draft Scout - RB McFadden - Don Banks, SI.com- RB McFadden - Mike Lombardi, NFL Network- Gholston

Oakland Raiders

As you can see above most draft experts are predicting that the Oakland Raiders with the number four overall pick in the draft this saturday. Coverage begins on ESPN at 3pm Eastern Standard Time. Al Davis the Raiders control hungry owner has a knack for recognizing talent and for the most part speed. The raiders head coach Lane Kiffin has absolutley no say as to who the raiders draft and he calls al davis the "general manager". Insiders close to the raiders and al davis have heard that if star running back Darren Mcfadden out of the university of Arkansas is the clear choice. The raiders clearly have needs on the defensive and offensive line but an explosive home run hitter like Mcfadden doesnt come around too often. As a lifelong raider fanatic i totally agree with these predictions:
With the number four pick in the NFL draft the Oakland Raiders select:
Darren McFadden
I have a feeling that the raiders will also make additonal trades and acquire more picks on draft day. They only have only have a total of 5 draft picks and dont have any picks in the second or third rounds. In order to fix this the raiders may trade future late round draft picks along with RB Lamont Jordan, CB Fabian Washington or CB Stanford Routt.

If for some reason mcfadden is picked then the raiders should go with the legacy approach and draft Raider legend Howie Longs son Chris Long Defensive end of out of the University of Virgina.

long, chris

This offseason the raiders have spent money like it is going out of style, so the next few days are going to be very interesting.

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Comments (7)

Jimmy McCall
JimmyMcCall.com - Cunningham, TN
The Ex-Mortgage Consultant
Eddy,  I know how I will be spending Saturday.  Watching the NFL draft and blogging.  Looking forward to it.
Apr 23, 2008 01:22 PM
Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA

Jimmy-------- same here but i wont be blogging ill be at the local recreation center shooting hoops once the draft is over.


Apr 23, 2008 01:26 PM
Rob Robinson- Lehigh Valley PA
Bertrum Settlements (Title & Abstract) - Allentown, PA

I'd go Vernon Gholston myself.

Whadda ya think Eddy,  McFadden??

Note I'm hosting a draft party for like the.... 10th? year in a row of Eagle fans.  I 'let them use my house', I sit on the deck and ..... well drink a few.....

..they gamble on EACH pick.... too funny.  Lotsa food - and the boos or cheers when the Birds pick.

Apr 24, 2008 02:50 AM
Jim Ludes
RE/MAX Top Properties - Coal City, IL
Grundy/Will County, IL REALTOR

Don't Eagles fans alwaysboo, Rob?? Like when they took a franchise QB instead of Ricky Williams?!?! Hope they find the next Mike Mamula this year!

Eddy- running backs are quickly becoming a dime a dozen...especially with the 2-back systems....you're not getting the Marshall Faulk-franchise guy anymore it seems. I think Adrian Peterson is the exception- not the rule...and I don't think Run DMC is Adrian Peterson----plus it seems he can't fully stay out of trouble (especially with bouncers and security). With needs on the o-line and d-line I think they'd be BEST served by trading down and acquiring more players....I, a Broncos fan, was very impressed with Justin 'huggy bear jr.' Fargas last year. BUT you knowI like to see them fail---so whatever will help them do that-works for me. I absolutely cannot wait for your new #84 to lineup and burn champ bailey a bunch of times this year (and by burn I mean- miss one game with injury, catch maybe one ball and do a lot of crying because he's not getting the ball enough and had to practice too hard during the week)

Apr 24, 2008 04:00 AM
Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA

Rob-------- Gholston seems like more of a bodybuilder than a NFL defensive end/ pass rusher. We are going to pick Mcfadden hes got too much upside and quickness to pass up. The Eagles on draft day are the most interesting team to watch, when they chose that Quarterback Kolb last year the reaction of Eagles fans was priceless. Have a drink for me this year Rob ha ha....................

Jim------You said it right you like to see us fail. We employ the zone blocking scheme on offense just like you guys do and mcfadden would be perfect as our second back behind justin fargas who is injury prone. Mcfadden does have off the field issues but Al Davis is in charge and he really doesnt care. We really need a dominant defensive tackle and a defensive end to compliment derrick burgess. Our offensive line isnt as strong they claim it is. I think the raiders really messed by giving javon walker that huge contract. He quit on the broncos and acted like a big baby so he is a massive liabilty.


Apr 24, 2008 10:50 AM
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Sep 25, 2008 11:49 PM
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

i'll be back to read this in a second. K, i was struck by the 12750 views yet only 7 comments. 

btw: "The Cardinal fans"; i hope you realize that isn't helping you much with the topic being about the raiders and draft picks. But to each their own. 

This topic shouldn't have been refreshed seing as though it was almost a half year old.

Sep 26, 2008 04:58 PM