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1 (12) - D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston; 2 (42) - Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State;
3 (66) - Sio Moore, LB, UConn; 4 (112) - Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas; 6 (172) -
Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado; 6 (181) - Latavius Murry, RB, Central Florida; 6
(184) - Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee; 6 (205) - Stacy McGee, DT, Oklahoma; 7
(209) - Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State; 7 (233) - David Bass, DE, Missouri
Top Pick Analysis: Reggie McKenzie came over from Green Bay before last season
and is still trying to wash the Davis craziness out of the Raiders but didn't
do a good job in the first round. Oakland loved Hayden so much they almost
wasted the No. 3 overall pick to get him before wisely trading down and
getting him at 12. They could have dropped another 10 spots at least. Things
settled down from there. Second-rounder Watson is a very raw tackle prospect
but has a big upside, and Moore has a nice work ethic and some coverage
ability at linebacker.
Best Value Pick: Matt Flynn is probably just a caretaker so getting a
legitimate developmental quarterback like Wilson with a fourth-round pick is a
Questionable Calls: Even if they develop, Hayden and Moore simply weren't good
value picks where they were taken.
Summary: The Raiders didn't address the defensive line after blowing things up
there so that remains a concern. Hayden and Moore should help the back seven
in coverage while Watson and Wilson are classic Davis-like boom-or-bust types.
It's like the guy is still haunting the organization.
DRAFT GRADE: C+
Undrafted rookie free agent signings: Louisville CB Adrian Bushell; Virginia
Union DE Kentrell Harris; Youngstown State G Lamar Mady; Wyoming OT Kyle
Magnuson; Tulsa S Dexter McColl; Rice RB Sam McGuffie; Eastern Washington QB
Kyle Padron; Duke WR Conner Vernon; Boston College OT John Wetzel; Cal DB
Deunta Williams; Rutgers WR Tim Wright
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