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Oakland Raiders

GM: @RaidersBlog – 2 OL, 1 WR, 2 CB, 1 TE

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2.16 Oakland (8-8) @RaidersBlog – Stefen Wisniewski, C/OG – Penn State

3.12 Oakland (From SF) – @RaidersBlog – Edmond Gates, WR – ACU

4.16 (113) Oakland : Willie Smith, OT – East Carolina

6.09 – 174. Oakland Raiders (From SF): Brandon Hogan, CB – West Virginia

6.16 – 181. Oakland Raiders: Ryan Jones, CB – Northwest Missouri State

7.38 – 241. Oakland Raiders(comp): Will Yeatman, TE/OL – Maryland

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Trade Log:

Oakland Raiders have traded 3.17, 5.17 & 7.17 to San Francisco for 3.12 & 6.9

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48 Penn State C/G Stefen Wisniewski — Technically sound lineman with smarts and lineage.

76 Abilene Christian WR Edmond Gates — Quenches Al Davis’ notorious thirst for speed.

113 East Carolina OT Willie Smith — Underrated blocker generating surprisingly little buzz.

174 West Virginia CB Brandon Hogan — Injury and character concerns pushed him down.

181 Northwest Missouri State CB Ryan Jones — Dominant small-schooler with ball skills.

241 Maryland TE Will Yeatman — Raiders apparently plan to convert him to offensive tackle.

The Nnamdi Asomugha-less Raiders appeared to panic after going five rounds without a cornerback, and picked two DBs who may not be selected on “real” draft day.  Hogan almost certainly won’t.  Yeatman is another player with character concerns.  Oakland was already dealing with a limited hand after the Richard Seymour trade cost them their 2011 first-round pick, so it’s hard to blame them for an unimpressive draft.  For what it’s worth, Wisniewski does project as a day-one starter at center.  Gates and Smith both have potential to start down the road.

Grade: C-

Graded by Evan Silva – Rotoworld.com – @EvanSilva


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