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Raiders get compensatory pick at No. 240

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 7:19 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The 240th pick in the this year’s NFL draft is unlikely to change the fortunes of the Raiders, but it adds a seventh pick to their stash this year for a fringe player or something to add in a trade if they want to move up.

Oakland was one of three teams awarded a sole compensatory pick because, in the words of an NFL release, “even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents lost by these clubs was ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

And if you’ve figured that out, leave a comment and explain it to us.

The Raiders are scheduled to have picks in the second (No. 48 overall), third (No. 81), fourth (No. 113), fifth (No. 148), sixth (No. 181), and seventh (No. 218) in addition to No. 240.

(Clarification: The Raiders cannot trade the compensatory pick, but having it makes it easier to deal No. 218)

So what are we talking about at No. 240 or below overall?

Some recent and distant history of Raiders you may have heard of (Drafts were shortened to seven rounds in 1992):

2010_S Stevie Brown (seventh round, No. 251 overall)
2007_WR Jonathan Holland (seventh round, No. 254 overall)
2004_TE Courtney Anderson (seventh round, No. 245 overall)
1991_TE Andrew Glover (10th round, No. 274 overall)
1982_WR Mervyn Fernandez (10th round, No. 277 overall)
1981_FB Frank Hawkins (10th round, No. 276 overall)
1979_OT Bruce Davis (11th round, No. 294 overall)
1979_NT Reggie Kinlaw (12th round, No. 320 overall)
1977_LB Rod Martin (12th round, No. 317 overall)
1971_DE Horace Jones (12th round, No. 305 overall)
1968_FB Marv Hubbard (11th round, No. 277 overall)

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  • Just Fire Baby

    If Gabbert or Newton go #1 and the other is taken in the top 10, than Locker and Mallett will both probably go in the late first.

    If Newton and Gabbert slide a few picks down (say #4 and #10 overall) than who knows.

    But I think AZ and Wash will definately take a QB, and Minny, SF, Buff and Cincy will also seriously consider it, IMO.

  • GoodOle00

    200. Ha ha got your panties in a bunch.

    Your arguments are weak to non exisistant.

    CJ had a decent year in 2008. (33 tkls, 3 int and an impressive 12 passes defensed) and in a contract year the former 7th rnd pick had a career year that garnered him a mulit million dollar deal.
    2009 stats were 59 tackles, 3 picks 18 passes defensed.

    I like him but question his health. Period.

    Schilens?

    WTF that got to do with the price of tea in China?

    Reaching aren’t you?

    Mitchell you seem to agree with. Green.

    Tyvon sucked in coverage shoulder or no. Burned by shallow slants, TEs, RBs and anyone he attempted to cover. Bites waay too hard on play fakes and constantly caught looking in the backfield.

    I’ve watched Routt closely and even used to talk to him on a sports blog.

    The dudes not really into football and it shows. He busted azz in a contract year and I’m thinkin he’ll go right bacl to getting burned and drawing flags galore while resting on his laurels now that he
    s got his money.

    We need Nnamdi plain old period.

  • GoodOle00

    fix the f*cking blog already

  • Buckeyeraider

    Sup fellas.

    Dakota..apparently alot of others have grown frustrated with the blog just like me. The draft is a month away…this place should be hoppin w/draft talk, mocks and speculation.

    Look at the archives from this time last year. He’d have 800-900 comments in a single day. This post has been up for 3+ days and it hasn’t hit 200 comments.

    People have said that they have e-mailed Jerry. The staff at IBA has to know there is a problem.

    Yet, there has been no post or editorial comment from the staff at IBA akin to “Hey fellas, we know we’re experiencing technical difficulties with the blog. IT is attempting to get it fixed. Thanks for your patience.” Nada.

    So apparently they just don’t care. That’s sad.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The over/under on the number of comments my post will appear above others.

    3.5

  • Just Fire Baby

    Way over!!!!

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    This blog is so over. So, anyone have a take on this Libya thing?

  • DutchRaider77

    @Rockstar
    Kinda wonder how bad Branch’s shoulder injury was last year, if that had any impact on his coverage?
    Seriously I feel for the safties, Branch (17th in league in tackles) and Huff (29th in the league) led the team in tackles. Branch almost has to think run first.
    Love that fans say that Huff cannot tackle.
    Also I hope if Huff leaves he gets a big contract and goes to Pro Bowl, so we can get a really good comp pick.

  • hendu

    Jerry,a post would be nice,countless readers and posters would appreciate it! Whatever,the boys and mr are waiting

  • RaiderRockstar

    Ole,

    so you like CJ37 & Mitchell?

    then why are you complaining about the secondary falling apart if #21 & #24 leave?

    Routt & Branch are holdovers from last year and our secondary was good enough to make the playoffs as long as we didn’t run a 5 safety no CB defense, go into prevent mode or zone (which are all coaching issues)

    Jhill has film on Tyvon Branch getting embarrassed in 2 or 3 games last year, but for 10+ games he was pretty solid in coverage imo. All people tend to remember are the big plays they see on ESPN highlight reels. 5 to 10 plays might define a players game, but not his entire season and certainly not his career!

    He’ll be fine. Nobody in here will complain when he and Mike are crackin heads and Routt or CJ37 take a pick six from Rivers to the house as Wimbley smashes his face in the dirt

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Rockstar
    Kinda wonder how bad Branch’s shoulder injury was last year, if that had any impact on his coverage?
    Seriously I feel for the safties, Branch (17th in league in tackles) and Huff (29th in the league) led the team in tackles. Branch almost has to think run first.
    Love that fans say that Huff cannot tackle.
    Also I hope if Huff leaves he gets a big contract and goes to Pro Bowl, so we can get a really good comp pick.

    ***

    Dutch,

    I’ve been a Michael Huff fan since the day we drafted him. I defended him on this blog when everybody else said that we should cut or trade him. How funny would it be if Al Davis would have ignored Art Shell in 2006 and drafted Matt Leinart instead? not very!

    on the flipside, we could have avoided the JaMarcus debacle in 2007 and drafted Calvin Johnson :)

    People that don’t think Huff can tackle should go back and watch the Rams game from last season when he’s making solo tackles on Steven Jackson and putting some pretty good licks on him, too! no easy task

    FYI – Branch’s shoulder injury must not have been TOO serious. He started every game the past 2 seasons

    228 tackles, 5 sacks, 11 passes defensed, 1 INT and 3 forced fumbles over that span

    yeah, I don’t miss Derrick Gibson. former 1st rounder is being SERIOUSLY outplayed by a 4th round guy who played CB at UConn

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Good Morning Raider Nation!!

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    A NEW POST……WOULD BE NICE!
    ;)

  • bcz24

    Wouldn’t be suprised if some players were suprisingly available (Maybe Locker, Leondard Hankerson, Jimmy Smith) that the Raiders might take, even though it is not the biggest position of need.
    ***********
    I have read that Locker might make a push back into the first round, and could even be the 3rd QB drafted behind Newton and Gabbert. If Locker were available at #48 overall I wouldnt be at all upset for us to call his name.

  • bcz24

    Also I hope if Huff leaves he gets a big contract and goes to Pro Bowl, so we can get a really good comp pick.
    *********
    We already are going to get the best compensatory pick available for losing Nnamdi (#97 overall last pick of the 3rd round)

  • Just Fire Baby

    SF’s O-Line probably would look better if Frank Gore stayed healthy and/or they didn’t have Smith & Smith at QB!

    **************************

    My point all along!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    RoMac will lead this defense to the teens in run defense this year.

    Book it!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    posts #210 & #211 made about 1:40pm Central (11:40 PST)

    NEW !!!

  • bcz24

    Better to get the top rated LB at 7 the reach for the 4 or 5th best O-Linemen. Then get a top 10 rated DT 3 technique who can also play DE in Houston, then go O-Line in Round 3 and 4.
    ************
    Roger Saffold went 33rd overall and we was the BEST lineman drafted last year. Ratings arent always everything. I am on board with McClain because I think we needed him and I also think he is going to be much better this year, he will silence critics for sure. We got a steal in Houston in round 2 though. That kid is going to be a stud on the dline for many years to come. I think his play was as signifigant to our DLine improvement as Seymour and Kelly.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I thought they executed this flawlessly by getting RoMac (#1 ILB prospect) instead of taking the #3 or #4 LT prospect (the guy the 49ers got) last year

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    @JFB

    Of course you do! thats because you don’t value O-Lineman and you hate(d) Kirk Morrison with a passion …

    How many times were Campbell, Gradkowski & Boller sacked last year?

    Didn’t our Run Defense rank 29th even with Pro Bowler Richard Seymour and Tommy “7 sacks” Kelly up front?

  • RaiderDebo

    FB HAS to be no less than our 4th rd pick. I’m hoping 3rd rd. Move Reece to TE.
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    Huh??? Why the hell would we do that??

  • bcz24

    Post 219 by me is new but who the hell knows where this post is going to go either…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but did Tommy Kelly fade pretty badly during the stretch last year?

    Only 2 sacks in his final 7 games (after the bye week)

    no sacks in his first 4 games of the season, either.

    Did he slack on the “no chili dog” diet or does he just plays when he wants to?

    Richard Seymour only had 1 sack after the bye week, but he missed the final 2 games injured

    We’re going to need John Henderson & Desmond Bryant next season, so they better be ready !!!

  • bcz24

    FB HAS to be no less than our 4th rd pick. I’m hoping 3rd rd. Move Reece to TE.
    ******
    I agree with drafting a blocking FB, but I dont think Reece could play TE. He isnt a very good blocker (if he was we wouldnt want another FB) but the guy is deadly out of the backfield. We need more creative formations to take advantage of our RBs skills more effectively. We need to figure out a formation with DMac Bush and Reece on the field at the same time…

  • RaiderRockstar

    JFB makes a big deal about the 49ers taking Davis & Iupati both in the Top 17 picks and giving up more sacks than we did last year… but the next 3 OL picks were Pouncey, Bulaga and Saffold (excellent selections)

    2 of them were in the Super Bowl. Saffold and the Rams would have been in the playoffs if not for Bradford’s choke artist WK17 game against Seattle

    SF’s O-Line probably would look better if Frank Gore stayed healthy and/or they didn’t have Smith & Smith at QB!

  • RaiderRockstar

    1. Falcons owner Arthur Blank says there will be professional football in 2011 in Atlanta

    2. Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams is predicting the NFL will play the 2011 season, even if it takes a few months to work out a new labor deal.

    In fact, he guarantees it.

    “It’s going to be a few months here, but we’ll be playing this year,” Adams said Monday night. “I guarantee we’ll be playing.”

    3. Bills to host QB Cam Newton in pre-draft visit

    ***

    thoughts ???

  • DKnight007

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 9:53 am
    170. RR says: “CJ37-Mitchell-Branch-Routt = good enough

    ^^^^^^^
    Completely DISAGREE with this!

  • DKnight007

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 11:47 am
    I thought they executed this flawlessly by getting RoMac (#1 ILB prospect) instead of taking the #3 or #4 LT prospect (the guy the 49ers got) last year

    ^^^^^^^
    I agree with this.

    Better to get the top rated LB at 7 the reach for the 4 or 5th best O-Linemen. Then get a top 10 rated DT 3 technique who can also play DE in Houston, then go O-Line in Round 3 and 4.

    Nobody argues that the Raiders had a great draft last year!

    They need to keep it up this year. Try to draft solid FOOTBALL players from Rounds 2-4, then take flyers on projects from then on out if need be.

    Davis and Iupati struggled badly in pass pro last year.

  • J Hill

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but did Tommy Kelly fade pretty badly during the stretch last year?

    ——————————————————-

    I’d be happy to correct you.

    TK = BEAST!

    OC’s started sending 4 blockers his way, especially with Seymour and Henderson not at 100%.

    Cmon mayne!

  • J Hill

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I thought they executed this flawlessly by getting RoMac (#1 ILB prospect) instead of taking the #3 or #4 LT prospect (the guy the 49ers got) last year

    ——————————————————-

    AND getting our starting LT/C in rd 3 ????

    Worked out really well for us!

  • DKnight007

    Losing BOTH Nnamdi and Huff and not getting anything in return would be a freakin DISASTER for the secondary and will stunt the defenses development from last year IMO.

    Especially with Chuck B as the DC!

    Oy vey!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Moving reece to tight end would take away one of the biggest threats this offense has. When he is in the back field the defense doesnt know if he will lead block, run the ball or catch it on a pass pattern. This makes him an X factor. Reece on the field with dmac is possibly the fastest backfield combo in the nfl. When you add our rbs, and wrs this equals speed all over the field that must be accounted for, and puts extreme pressure on the defense to guess right. When your full back is also a vertical threat it is a rare and very dangerous weapon. Remember Raider fans you can teach lead blocking technique, you cant teach speed. Speed kills!!!!

  • J Hill

    Still not settled on who we should take with our first pick this year. Trying to figure out what the realistic open positions are. I think Loper, Satele, and Campbell are starting on the Oline this season so Oline is out of the question.

    I’m thinking DT with Seymour and Henderson’s age.

    FB HAS to be no less than our 4th rd pick. I’m hoping 3rd rd. Move Reece to TE.

  • J Hill

    I don’t think losing Nnamdi is going to hurt at all. Totally agree with RRS post a few days ago on how DCs would simply move their #1 WR to the side that Nnamdi was not on simply b/c Nnamdi didn’t simply play the other team’s #1 WR all the time.

    I’m not really concerned about the other teams #2 and #3 WRs all of a sudden breaking out b/c Nnamdi isn’t here.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I like Reece at FB because of his versatility.

    If you got a guy who is purely a lead-blocking FB, than your hand is tipped right before the play. It is either a run or play-action pass. I like the versatility of a FB screen, sending him in motion and watch the defenses reactions to see IF THEY TIP THEIR HAND and all that.

    Besides, since it is a near consensus semi-pro belief that Reece is no good as a blocking FB, than what do we need a blocking FB for anyway, we were #2 ranked rushing offense.

    D-Mac and Bush will do just fine without some 6th round fringe NFL player named Terminator blocking in front of him.

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    2nd round pick for the raiders. Will be
    TE Kyle Rudolph

    Zack miller has injury issues an we need a paass catching an blocking TE who can replace him. It’s not popular. But it will work!!

  • RaiderDebo

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    Don’t be suprised if we take a WR in round 2 or 3.

    DHB was being phased out last year, and he ended the year in KC with 0 catches and two drops, and 1 carry for 1 yard and a lost fumble. Not really making strides at the end of year 2.

    Murphy regressed a tad in year 2, Chaz has Bill Walton feet, and Jacoby is awesome, but will always be somewhat limited at 5′7.

    WR is still a need position.

    I would love Hankerson in the second, or maybe Denarius Moore in the 3rd.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Glad to see you’ve finally figured out how bad this team is at WR. Jerry Porter was the last guy that even resembled a #1 that we’ve had. If you think it’s bad now, imagine being JR and going out with that group in 2009. He was playing nine on 11.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Don’t be suprised if we take a WR in round 2 or 3.

    DHB was being phased out last year, and he ended the year in KC with 0 catches and two drops, and 1 carry for 1 yard and a lost fumble. Not really making strides at the end of year 2.

    Murphy regressed a tad in year 2, Chaz has Bill Walton feet, and Jacoby is awesome, but will always be somewhat limited at 5’7.

    WR is still a need position.

    I would love Hankerson in the second, or maybe Denarius Moore in the 3rd.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Any body sold on Routt? never-mind the 10 mill per contract. I really dont buy into the completion stats the Raiders pushed around before paying him like he was Rod Woodson. Watching the games I got the sense Routt was a liability out there. Anybody thinks he will play at top 5 level for his position?

  • GoodOle00

    239. You are correct sir.

    Routts a slouch.

    Earlier post about Reece I agree with. Moving him to TE would limit him and yes, blocking, especially in PP is a liability.

    We DO need depth at FB though big time…

  • RaiderDebo

    R8dercain Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    2nd round pick for the raiders. Will be
    TE Kyle Rudolph

    Zack miller has injury issues an we need a paass catching an blocking TE who can replace him. It’s not popular. But it will work!!
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I’d be very happy with this. I just hope Minnesota or Seattle is dumb enough to take Locker so Al doesn’t do it. I’d love to see Jimmy Smith there too.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Well Jamarcus Russell couldn’t stick it out through hard times enough to be around anymore, so no sense in bringing that guy up anymore.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Unless we need someone to make fun of.

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Jerry’s geek squad is still busy playing a Dungeons And Dragons marathon with some guy in Sacramento, that is why the blog hasn’t been fixed yet…

    @3:07pm PDT

  • RaiderDebo

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/29/erik-ainge-on-drug-use-i-wouldve-made-charlie-sheen-look-like-miss-daisy/
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    Damn. At least he wasn’t drinking Robitussin. Then the Jets would have no choice but to cut him.

  • DutchRaider77

    RaiderDebo Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/29/erik-ainge-on-drug-use-i-wouldve-made-charlie-sheen-look-like-miss-daisy/
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Damn. At least he wasn’t drinking Robitussin. Then the Jets would have no choice but to cut him.

    ______________________________________________________

    Seriously you are comparing this guy to Russell? Did you read the article? That he became addicted to pain killers because of football? I can feel sorry for a guy who gets addicted to drugs dealing with the pain from playing football. Russell taking recreational drugs that have a serious impact on his ability to play football, not so much.

    Also, I love your Favre comparison to Russell; again Favre got addicted to PAIN KILLERS, not recreational drugs that hurt his ability to play football. If the Packers released Favre there would have teams lining up to sign him, Russell is still unemployed!

  • RaiderDebo

    Seriously you are comparing this guy to Russell? Did you read the article? That he became addicted to pain killers because of football? I can feel sorry for a guy who gets addicted to drugs dealing with the pain from playing football. Russell taking recreational drugs that have a serious impact on his ability to play football, not so much.

    Also, I love your Favre comparison to Russell; again Favre got addicted to PAIN KILLERS, not recreational drugs that hurt his ability to play football. If the Packers released Favre there would have teams lining up to sign him, Russell is still unemployed!

    Umm, I think you should read the article again Einstein. You’re seriously excusing this guy?

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    “My addiction is with the hardest of hard drugs — heroin, cocaine and alcohol. During my days of using, I was a really bad drug addict. I would’ve made Charlie Sheen look like Miss Daisy,” Ainge told Cimini.

    He said he had a massive painkillers addiction problem before he reached the NFL and was drafted in the fifth round.   The story highlights how tricky the pre-draft process can be.

  • DutchRaider77

    “It got worse in high school and even worse in college. By the time I was a senior in college, I was an addict. I played my whole senior season with a broken finger on my throwing hand. It was really badly broken. Just taking the snap, throwing the ball, handing it off, getting tackled — everything that goes along with playing quarterback — it was very painful.

    Throughout that process, I became hooked on pain killers. I got them from the “team doctor.” I went through the prescriptions pretty fast. After he had been giving them to me for quite a while, he said he couldn’t give them to me anymore.

    I was hooked on them and I was playing football, and there was no way I was going to cancel my senior year by going to rehab. I started getting them from people, buying them, getting them off the street. I wasn’t the only player on the team that was doing it, so we knew people. It wasn’t, like, super sketchy or anything. We knew people who had them, and we were Tennessee football players, so they pretty much just gave them to us.

    After a point, it got so bad that I was in the throes of addiction pretty quickly. That led to … one drug to the next drug to the next drug. Then I moved up to New York with a bunch of money, and it was where everything started falling apart.

    My drug problem went from bad to worse. My rookie year, I failed a drug test for taking Adderall and got suspended four games. Adderall is like Ritalin, an amphetamine. I started taking Adderall back in high school, just to stay awake — a lot of kids take it.

    But most of my rookie year, it was painkillers — and lots of them. I was taking 25 Percocets at a time. Five hours later, I’d do it again. Another eight hours, and I’d do it again. A drug dealer, a guy I knew, had them. There were other social, party drugs I would do, but I was addicted to painkillers.

    I had a really bad stress fracture in my foot, but I think the reason it got so bad was because I was using so many drugs. I had no idea what was going on with my foot; I was completely out of it.

    I was under the influence pretty much every day, every practice. I mean, I was a drug addict, so it’s not like I stopped using drugs for any reason. Did the Jets know? I don’t know. That’s all they knew me as. I was a drug addict from the first day I stepped foot on the Hofstra campus [site of the team's training base until 2009].

    A few of my teammates knew, but it wasn’t their business to tell anybody. They left it up to me. [Punter] Steve Weatherford helped me the most. He’s my best friend on the team, and he encouraged me to get help when my drinking got out of control. He’s a guy I partied with, but he was always under control and I always got out of control. He tried to comfort me, saying things like, “Let’s do some sober, fun things.”
    ______________________________________________________

    Again, maybe you can have someone read the article to you, slowly.

    “He said he had a massive painkillers addiction problem before he reached the NFL and was drafted in the fifth round.” YES, HE BECAME ADDICTED TO DRUGS FROM THE PAIN OF PLAYING COLLEGE FOOTBALL! Love how you would throw this kid under the bus because he is WHITE, but have so much sympathy for Russell for using recreational party drugs which hurt his ability to play football.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Erik Ainge does drugs??????????????

    You telling me a White Player is doing drugs in the NFL????

    I don’t f’kn believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously???

  • RaiderDebo

    YES, HE BECAME ADDICTED TO DRUGS FROM THE PAIN OF PLAYING COLLEGE FOOTBALL!
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    I’m convinced your high! You’re hallucinating that he ever said he got addicted “from the pain of college football”. All he said is that he got the painkillers from a team doc. Read the article 10 more times and I’m guessing you’ll see the part that says he was a drug addict before he even got to college. You might even see that he was smoking pot at 12 years old. The guy is a junkie, period. My question is: How the hell is this guy even allowed near a TV with an NFL game on, let alone have a job with the Jets? Meanwhile, Dr. Sympathy here can’t contain himself when when our #1 pick gets cut for Purple Drank? What a joke!