By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 8:39 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Chicago selected Gabe Carimi at No. 29, the second first-round pick for Wisconsin (Houston took defensive end J.J. Watt at No. 11).
With Kris Jenkins out of the picture with the Jets because of repeated injuries, the New York Jets took defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson out of Temple. He’ll also play some end in nickel defenses, or so says Steve Mariucci.
Pittsburgh dashed my hopes of a fifth correct selection by taking Cameron Heyward of Ohio State instead of cornerback Aaron Williams of Texas.
Williams remains an interesting option for the Raiders. He may not last until No. 48, but the less distance there is between him and the Raiders, the less Oakland would have to give up to get him in terms of picks.
Green Bay gives me my fifth correct prediction out of 32 _ they don’t call it a mock draft for nothing _ with the selection of guard Derrick Sherrod out of Mississippi State.
(Cam Newton at No. 1, A.J. Green at No. 4, Tyron Smith at No. 9, Adrian Clayborn at No. 20, and Sherrod).
Raiders coach Hue Jackson is scheduled to talk to the media to address the first day, although no one is expecting to reveal anything about any trades that may have fallen through . . .