Conventional wisdom, if there is such a thing in terms of the draft, has it that the Raiders are out of the running for either of the prize defensive tackles.
Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy and Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh gone by the first three picks.
If Al Davis were looking to get one one of those two players to help plug a porous middle and join Tommy Kelly and Desmond Bryant, he would almost certainly have to trade up.
Bucky Brooks, a former Raiders defensive back and NFL.com correspondent, maps out a scenario where Suh could fall to the Raiders at No. 8 in his most recent mock draft.
If this were to happen, and Suh ends up being the call, Al Davis ought to offer him a job.
At the tail end of last season, Richard Seymour and Greg Ellis were singing Suh’s praises during casual conversation, believing him to be worthy of his considerable reputation.
His Big 12 title game performance against Texas was as dominant a game as I’ve seen from a defensive tackle in college football.