Friday, April 18, 2008

JL Rants!

What to make of all of the WR prospects visits to the Raiders offices? None of the Wide Receivers that were brought in for visits will be selected 4th overall so what gives? The Raiders are doing their research in the event there is a draft day trade that has them move down a few slots while receiving more draft picks in the process perhaps in the 2nd & 3rd rounds. Another possibility is a draft day trade of CB Fabian Washington, CB Stanford Routt or FS Stuart Schweigert perhaps netting picks somewhere in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th rounds.

The Dolphins are currently negotiating with former Michigan LT Jake Long, if he signs to become the 1st overall pick it could 'shake up' the top of the draft board. The Jake Long signing could also make the Raiders drafting DE Chris Long a stronger possibility. The Dolphins Executive VP of Football Operations Bill Parcells is intent of paying this years top pick less money than what QB JaMarcus Russell signed for with the Raiders. I wrote a complete article about it that can be viewed via this link .

The Raiders can't go wrong with the 4th overall pick but a decision will have to be made between DE Chris Long, DE/OLB Vernon Gholston and RB Darren McFadden or a trade down as discussed previously. Stay Tuned.

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