Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Darren McFadden Pays a visit to Oakland
Several Mock Drafts and Draft experts have stated that the Raiders will draft Darren McFadden with the #4 overall pick in this months draft. Darren McFadden was in Oakland on Monday April 7th for a face-to-face visit with the coaching staff and the Front-office people will more than likely fuel more speculation. Keep in mind folks that Darren McFadden won't be the only draft prospect that comes to oakland for a face-to-face meeting. Coach Kiffin said at the owners meetings that "running back is really not a need for us." The Raiders already have Justin Fargas, Dominic Rhodes, Michael Bush, Lamont Jordan, Adimchinobe Echemandu, Reshard Lee on the roster. Darren McFadden is no ordinary running back. He's 6'2" 205 lbs. and ran for 1, 830 yards and 16 touchdowns in his junior year at the University of Arkansas. He is considered by many to be the best athlete in the draft but clearly the highest rated running back. He was not made available to the media.