Get ready for Bruce Campbell?


Checked out 50 mock drafts this morning, and the overwhelming choice at No. 8 for the Raiders was Maryland offensive tackle and combine warrior Bruce Campbell.

Here were the results:

T Bruce Campbell, Maryland 23
T Trent Williams, Oklahoma 8
T Anthony Davis, Rutgers 3
DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida 3
DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech 3
T Bryan Bulaga, Iowa 2
S Taylor Mays, USC 2
RB C.J. Spiller Clemson 1
DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska 1
DT Gerald McCoy Oklahoma 1
DT Dan Williams Tennessee 1
DT Brian Price, UCLA 1
CB Joe Haden, Florida 1

None of them had Campbell going above No. 8, and virtually every one made mention of Al Davis’ love for the biggest and fastest, even at the expense of the ability to actually play football.

Much of the Campbell buzz is generated by combine coverage during which the Maryland tackle was singled out as a shoe-in Raider by virtually everyone wired with a microphone, noting the Maryland connection with Darrius Heyward-Bey last year.

For what it’s worth, NFL.com’s Mike Mayock, who may be the most respected NFL talent analyst in the media (he had Heyward-Bey ticketed to Oakland before anyone else last year) doesn’t list Campbell in his top 20 overall players.

Mayock has Campbell tied for fifth with USC’s Charles Brown in the rankings at left tackle, trailing Russell Okung (Oklahoma State), Bulaga, Williams and Davis.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Thec07

    DeuceDeuce Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 10:39 am
    Thec07 Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 10:27 am
    DeuceDeuce Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Thec07 Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 10:10 am
    cable should have been fired the first play he called last year….

    False. That was the best formation/call of the year. Should have kept doing it all season..


    Keep doing what all year? running into 8 man fronts???

  • DirtyRaccoon

    Mornin Dakota,Vegas, RR, KK, NATION.

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  • DirtyRaccoon

    Flawed plan. Henderson is NOT a good run blocker. He needs Gallery to even look adequate. He was drafted to be a LT based on supposed pass blocking talent.


    True… True

    But we can still upgrade the LT with any of the top 4 LT in the draft.

    The more I see of Bryan Bulaglalala the more I would like him to be the pick. He can play the ZBS, or Power. Left, or right.

  • Snoopy



    Who keeps adding to this?!

    Better yet who reads this far down?

    Not me, wow Gerry… WOW!!!