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Norris the pick at No. 126

Oregon State linebacker Slade Norris is the Raiders selection in the fourth round, No. 126 overall.
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Posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2009
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Raiders take Murphy at No. 124

The Raiders selected Louis Murphy out of Florida with the first of two picks in the fourth round.

According to the Pro Football Weekly Draft Guide, Murphy “has world class speed and can instantly accelerate off the line. Flies by defensive backs and can separate with ease. Flashes some play-making ability.”
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Posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2009
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Shaughnessy the pick, but was Johnson the target?

Matt Shaughnessy, a defensive end from Wisconsin, is the Raiders’ latest against-the-grain selection at No. 71 overall.
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Posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2009
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Third round underway

The New York Jets opened the third round of the draft selecting Iowa running back Shonn Greene, trading three later draft picks to the Detroit Lions for the right to make the selection at No. 65.

The Raiders are scheduled to pick at No. 31.

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Posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2009
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Mike Mitchell Q&A

Having never seen him play other than a few clips of him laying out an opposing player, I have no idea if Mike Mitchell is the long-sought answer at safety for the Raiders. But I’m guessing you’re going to like what you hear from him.

A transcript of a conference call with Raiders second-round pick Mike Mitchell, No. 47 overall:
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Posted on Saturday, April 25th, 2009
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Raiders get second coming of Lott-Tatum

Tom Cable said he didn’t want to put too much pressure on second-round draft pick Mike Mitchell, but then went ahead and did it anyway, comparing his hitting ability to Ronnie Lott and Jack Tatum.
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Posted on Saturday, April 25th, 2009
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Q&A with Darrius Heyward-Bey

The media conference call with Raiders top-pick Darrius Heyward-Bey:
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Posted on Saturday, April 25th, 2009
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Cable on Heyward-Bey

What Raiders coach Tom Cable said after the Raiders’ selection of Darrius Heyward-Bey with the No. 7 pick in the first round of the draft:
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Posted on Saturday, April 25th, 2009
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Chiefs take Jackson

Kansas City’s selection of LSU defensive lineman Tyson Jackson rekindled the possibility that either Eugene Monroe or Andre Smith could fall to No. 7, which would present the Raiders with a pleasant dilemma.
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Posted on Saturday, April 25th, 2009
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Gentlemen, start your engines

I’ll be supplying updates from Raiders HQ in Alameda throughout the day.
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Posted on Saturday, April 25th, 2009
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