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Draft prospect: Bruce Campbell

First in a series analyzing potential picks for the Raiders, scheduled to select at No. 8 in the first round on April 22:

Position: Offensive tackle

Height, weight: 6-6 1/2, 315 pounds

College: Maryland

Why it’s Campbell: May as well start with Campbell since so many people think he’s the consensus Raiders pick. Why? Because he’s the kind of physical freak Al Davis simply can’t resist. Called by some the most magnificently proportioned offensive linemen in the history of the NFL scouting combine. Ran a 4.75 40-yard dash. Did 34 bench press reps at 225 pounds. Long arms. Had 32-inch vertical leap. Great genetics _ father played college basketball at Providence and professionally overseas. The Raiders need help on the offensive line _ especially at tackle. Has played both right and left tackle. Campbell said Raiders were one of the teams he spoke with at the combine.

Why it’s not Campbell: Davis can’t be this predictable, can he? Raiders went for a prototype at No. 7 overall last year in Darrius Heyward-Bey _ who, like Campbell, is from Maryland. They got nine receptions in 11 games. Coach Tom Cable told reporters at the NFL owner’s meetings the Raiders were interested in production and football skills, first and foremost. Campbell, like Heyward-Bey was not a first or second-team selection on the All-ACC team. Left school a year early and is extremely raw _ not the immediate starter the Raiders need. Other tackles, such as Russell Okung, Trent Williams and Bryan Bulaga, if available, are considered possible instant starters.

Quotable: “I know I didn’t get any honors, as in all-conference, all-American or anything, but I feel my self-accomplishments were better than winning a medal or anything else . . . I feel it’s the right time for me to come out.”

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  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Rockstar,

    What did Sapp do?

    You said he was charged with domestic battery.

    You ran him down for it.

    What is the status of his case?

  • DeuceDeuce

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Deuce, third time. Do you disagree with Sapp? If so, why?

    I dont care what he has to say. Its not like his enormous talent was waisted while he was here. It jus makes no sense for him to rip.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Dakota

    Sorry. But you know what I mean.

  • DeuceDeuce

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Yes, that was my old name. What is your point? And, question about Sapp’s comments in the balance for you. I’ve already asked 3 times, no need to repeat myself. Are you intentionally ducking my Sapp question?

    Well you quoted yourself saying….

    If Kiffin leaves we will have 10 years of losing(including the ones we had already)….

    Doesnt that emply we wouldnt if he stayed?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Deuce, maybe Sapp wants to help McNabb? Maybe he doesn’t want to see McNabb get stuck in an organization that either has no real intentions of winning a super bowl, or doesn’t know how. Why are you so certain that Sapp is ripping Al for the sake of ripping him? Is it not possible he’s helping McNabb with advise?

  • RaiderRockstar

    What did Sapp do?

    You said he was charged with domestic battery.

    ***

    he choked some chick in his hotel room I think … I dunno

    look it up

  • RaiderRockstar

    BBL (maybe)

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Deuce, first off, It’s IMPLY, not emply. I can’t just sit back and let you embarrass yourself any further. Secondly, I already explained my implication of that prediction. You rejected it. We both made our case, it’s up to other readers now, assuming they even care.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Rockstar, why would you say that Sapp did something, criticize him for doing it, when you clearly just admitted you “dunno” what he did?

  • DeuceDeuce

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    Deuce, maybe Sapp wants to help McNabb? Maybe he doesn’t want to see McNabb get stuck in an organization that either has no real intentions of winning a super bowl, or doesn’t know how. Why are you so certain that Sapp is ripping Al for the sake of ripping him? Is it not possible he’s helping McNabb with advise?

    Maybe he isnt. And hes jus ripping for the sake of ripping. Works both ways.

  • DeuceDeuce

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    Rockstar, was Sapp convicted of domestic battery?

    Was OJ convicted?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Why would Sapp rip for the sake of ripping, Deuce? Why would anyone? Why did Sapp just choose Al Davis to pick on? Why did Gannon, as well?

  • Nnamdi21

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    Rockstar,

    What did Sapp do?

    You said he was charged with domestic battery.

    You ran him down for it.

    What is the status of his case?

    ====================

    No charges announced last week I think it was.

    He’s still a miserable prig for bashing the Raiders everytime he’s desperate for exposure.

    Poor poor Warren suffered so much in Oakland poor poor Warren! Boo hoo azz ho-le.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    So Warren Sapp, Super Bowl Winner, MVP, Future HOF’er criticisms regarding the Raiders are not valid because he’s no Podunk Boy Scout?

  • DeuceDeuce

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Why would Sapp rip for the sake of ripping, Deuce? Why would anyone? Why did Sapp just choose Al Davis to pick on? Why did Gannon, as well?

    You want to assume hes doing it to help McNabb and not let him get stuck in this organization…

    I want to assume hes jus ripping for the heck of it.

    Either way neither of us can prove were right on this subject.

  • DeuceDeuce

    KoolKell Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    So Warren Sapp, Super Bowl Winner, MVP, Future HOF’er criticisms regarding the Raiders are not valid because he’s no Podunk Boy Scout?

    —-

    Theyre not valid because of his history of running his mouth to hear himself talk.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Deuce

    Is Sapp the first person to criticize the Raiders?

  • DeuceDeuce

    KoolKell Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Deuce

    Is Sapp the first person to criticize the Raiders?

    No sir.

  • DKnight007

    Dakota Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    Guys like Morrison are why we suck. Guys that say everything is great and fine when clearly everything is not great or fine.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Nooooo….the team sucks because old looney man Al Davis is still in control and making personnel decisions!

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Does the NFL giggle when they hear Al Davis’ name because of Warren Sapp? Hell No, 29-83 does.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    KK says “does the NFL giggle…” not the one I watch.

  • Nnamdi21

    Amen Duece.

    Unforch the Davis haters ALWAYS sniff an oppurtunity to twist anything so they can work their way around to telling you how much they hate Al Davis.

    Sapp’s a fat , ungrateful bish and needs to accept he is no longer relevent AT ALL.

  • Nnamdi21

    29-83. The only thing KK knows.

  • DeuceDeuce

    KoolKell Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Does the NFL giggle when they hear Al Davis’ name because of Warren Sapp? Hell No, 29-83 does.

    Very true.

    But I dont hear anyone ripping the Lions and their organization over and over.

    You cant honestly tell me you see no bias towards the Raiders.

  • Nnamdi21

    Bottom line. Win and it all goes away…

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    What a useless conversation: arguing about Warren Sapp?!

    Sapp is paid to say outlandish things. He works for tv.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    29-83. The only thing KK knows.
    ————————–
    What else do I need to know, Sonny boy?

  • DeuceDeuce

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Bottom line. Win and it all goes away…

    Sounds nice. But I have a feeling some “fans” wouldnt give any credit even if we won.

  • Nnamdi21

    Raiders BECAUSE of Al Davis, have deserved to be kicked these last 5-7 yrs.

    Up to them to get get off the schnide.

    I hope Russell plays up to potential.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Hey LMN! You out there?

  • DKnight007

    DeuceDeuce Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    Sign Flozell….

    LT – F.Adams
    LG – R.Gallery
    C – M.Pouncey
    RG – M.Petrus/K.Barnes
    RT – M.Henderson/K.Barnes

    ^^^^^^^^
    The O-Line would be upgraded immediately after potential moves like these….

  • Coach on Wheels

    Campbell at #8 would be a mistake but a Tackle at #8 is a good idea.

    http://raiderschalkboard.blogspot.com/2010/04/raiders-offensive-line-needs-to-step-up.html

  • Nnamdi21

    KoolKell Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    Nnamdi21 Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    29-83. The only thing KK knows.
    ————————–
    What else do I need to know, Sonny boy?

    ================

    Nothing, but seeing you post it over and over thousands of times makes you seem like a special needs sort of fellow.

    UUUuuuuuuuuuHHhhhhhh!

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    DeuceDeuce Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Very true.

    But I dont hear anyone ripping the Lions and their organization over and over.

    You cant honestly tell me you see no bias towards the Raiders.
    ————————-
    Do you blog on any Lion’s blogs?
    I can’t understand you guys whining about the media all the time. did they produce the Raiders 29-83?

    -Tip: When you lose you’re going to get trashed, comphrende?

  • Nnamdi21
  • fat kidd

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    when Russell starts and the Raiders finish 5-11 again (or worse) under Cable, his contract will not be extended or renewed.

    then the HC candidates are: Kevin Gilbride, Jim Fassel, Hue Jackson, Winston Moss

    yippee!

    ……………………………………………….you forgot the leading canidate dennis greene

  • Nnamdi21

    Coach on Wheels Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    Campbell at #8 would be a mistake but a Tackle at #8 is a good idea.
    ===========

    Trent

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    aig Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    Dak,

    They run a spread offense down there. I always prefer a guy coming from a pro-system. I like Clausen alot. I worry that Bradford will be another Alex Smith.
    ++++++++

    I am also a Clausen fan…Clausen could have come in here last season and out worked and out performed Russell lol.

    If only we had 5 first round picks! We could then draft Clausen, Trent Williams, Dan Williams, McLain and Haden (just to make Al happy)!

    Instead we have one pick and it is criticall that we get it right for once….

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Nothing, but seeing you post it over and over thousands of times makes you seem like a special needs sort of fellow.

    UUUuuuuuuuuuHHhhhhhh!
    —————————-
    That’s a damned lie. You just don’t want to hear it.

    I’ve forgotten more about the Raiders than you’ll ever know.

  • DeuceDeuce

    Coach on Wheels Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    Campbell at #8 would be a mistake but a Tackle at #8 is a good idea.

    Hard to say who is and isnt a mistake at this point..Crap shoot.

  • RaiderRockstar

    When you lose you’re going to get trashed, comphrende?

    ***

    spoken from a true loser …

    you should know, eh Keller?

  • DKnight007

    Coach on Wheels Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    Campbell at #8 would be a mistake but a Tackle at #8 is a good idea.

    http://raiderschalkboard.blogspot.com/2010/04/raiders-offensive-line-needs-to-step-up.html

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Trent Williams or Maurkice Pouncey at #8 or CJ Spiller!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    KoolKell Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    Dakota Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Guys like Morrison are why we suck. Guys that say everything is great and fine when clearly everything is not great or fine.
    —————————
    If he’d said anything else, you backwoods moralizers would have been hating all over him. No win situation.

    ____________________

    That is certainly going in your file….

  • Nnamdi21

    Who ever ends up behind center prays Davis takes a tackle and or linemen this draft but he’s not known for “conventional” thinking.

  • DKnight007

    By drafting Spiller….they can always turn around and trade Spiller, DMC or Bush right after they pick Spiller.

    Make an NBA style trade if you know what I mean!

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Do “you people” really expect the Raiders to get the same media coverage as the New England Patriots? Really?

    Get a f’n clue.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I am also a Clausen fan…Clausen could have come in here last season and out worked and out performed Russell

    ***

    Dakota: it shouldn’t be a stretch for anybody to believe that Jimmy Clausen would beat out JaMarcus Russell in 2010 …

    Bruce Gradkowski & Charlie Frye beat him out in 2009!

    a 16 year old Clausen could have beat out JaWalrus last year

  • Nnamdi21

    KoolKell Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    Nnamdi21 Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Nothing, but seeing you post it over and over thousands of times makes you seem like a special needs sort of fellow.

    UUUuuuuuuuuuHHhhhhhh!
    —————————-
    That’s a damned lie. You just don’t want to hear it.

    I’ve forgotten more about the Raiders than you’ll ever know.

    =======================

    lol! UUUuuuHHHhhhh!!!! But-t anger! Posting our W-L record is ALL you do.

    If you’re so frikkin smart post something other than the same same same same same same same same or get back on the short bus Mary!

  • DeuceDeuce

    KoolKell Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    Do “you people” really expect the Raiders to get the same media coverage as the New England Patriots? Really?

    Get a f’n clue.

    We didnt get that kinda coverage even when we were winning..whats your point?

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post Barack worshippers!