By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 12:15 pm in Oakland Raiders.
If the Raiders don’t trade back in to the first round of the draft, they can be expected to take the public stance that their pick that round is Richard Seymour.
Seymour arrived in 2009 in exchange for New England’s first-round pick, Al Davis is on record of considering it a great trade, and he backed up that assertion with a two-year extension for the defensive tackle with $30 million, $22.5 million guaranteed.
If no collective bargaining agreement is reached before Friday’s deadline, the only way Oakland will be able to trade back into the first round is by using other picks to either this draft or future drafts. Player movement will not be allowed during a lockout.
2010_Mike Iupati, G, Idaho, (49ers)
2009_Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas City (Bucs)
2008_Gosder Chelius, T, Boston College (Lions)
2007_Jarvis Moss, DE, Florida, (Broncos)
2006_Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa (Minnesota)
2005_David Pollack, LB, Georgia (Bengals)
2004_D.J. Williams, LB, Miami (Broncos)
2003_Bryant Johnson, WR, (Cardinals)
2002_Phillip Buchanon, CB, Miami (Raiders)
2001_Steve Hutchinson, G, Michigan (Seahawks)
2000__Sebastian Janikowski, K, Florida State (Raiders)
1999_Damien Woody, C Boston College (Patriots)
1998_Brian Simmons, LB, North Carolina (Bengals)
1997_Kenard Lang, DE, Miami (Redskins)
1996_Reggie Brown, LB, Texas A&M (Lions)
Keep an eye on Tennessee-Chattanooga cornerback Buster Skrine (pronounced `Screen’) at any point after the second round for the Raiders. Skrine clocked a 4.29 in the 40-yard dash, and Oakland has taken four of the previous nine sub-4.30 performers at the combine since 1999 (Fabian Washington, Stanford Routt, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford), according to the National Football Post.
Skrine holds the school record at Chattanooga at 4.22 and is a two-time all-Southern League choice who can bench press 360 pounds and has a 35-inch vertical leap, according to his bio on CBSsports.com via NFLdraftscout.com