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Day 2 underway

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 3:07 pm in Oakland Raiders.

I’ll be mostly on the live chat, but will chime in here from time to time if technology allows.

I’m currently frozen on the chat . . . Mike Lombardi says Oakland wants Kaepernick . . .

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  • RAIDERMAN99

    If Raids intend for Wiz to play center, what happens to Satele ?

    Is Satele history ? Can he move to guard ? Or is Wiz going to play guard ?

    This also could mean that the Raids envision Bruce Campbell’s future as a tackle, not a guard.

  • J Hill

    144.El Tato Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    he is gonna play G for us

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    Why do you say that?

    He was introduced by Willie Brown as a C.

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

    Jhill

    Way to jump on the bandwagon.

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    Irons was a LB whats the connection?
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    SharkCatcher Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    just hope he doesnt turn out to be Grant Irons.

  • jmcclain

    Chill people we need a center very important part of that line. I mean crap look at last yr we need a center folks.

  • garrettraider18

    With us saying bye bye to Gallery, we needed a guard, glad we got him.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    140.Plunketthead Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    AS long as he does not have Robert Gallery arms, I am delighted.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Plunk, you are going to regret saying that.

  • jmcclain

    Lefty12 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    I love how the amateurs on here get all pissy when we pick someone that wasn’t their ‘guy’.That is why you should focus on positions instead of zeroing in on a certain guy.

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    good point

  • bcz24

    Severeraiderz Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    Im done with this draft…what a rech we could have easily had him in the third round. Im done defending these piss poor scouts and this terrible personnel department
    *************
    I disagree. I have seen a few mocks that had Wiz going bottom of the 2nd or early 3rd before we picked. You act like its a DHB type reach. I guarantee you if this kid plays as well as Veldheer you wont be spouting of stupid sh!t like this.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    SharkCatcher Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Mallet- drugs… I dont care if its just weed…not my qb!
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    Yeah…that’s a gateway drug!

  • SharkCatcher

    MistaBrown Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    Irons was a LB whats the connection?

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    His father Gerald Irons also played for the Raiders

  • HairyBush

    Wiz=solid pick

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Young Wiz! Welcome to the Nation!

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    Like the way you jumped on the JaMeatball bandwagon?
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    KoolKell Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Jhill

    Way to jump on the bandwagon.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    KoolKell Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    It was pretty obvious it had to be OG/C. I’m happy!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It was fairly obvious because Al is a creature of habit.
    A center? He’s a guard. He’s played center but mostly guard.

  • El Tato

    Because our starting Gs are 34 years old and a FA.

  • aig-raiders

    Dang, Bowers and Clayborne are gonna be huge for Tampa.

  • YoungAmerican

    I’m just happy it wasn’t Mallett.

  • bcz24

    TB just STOLE Bowers at 51

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    There is no way in hell that this can be said to be a bad pick since we are in real trouble with the OL.

  • Raiders for life

    YEZZZZAAAAHHH, I’m good with this news!

  • Braveheartraider

    I think we shoulda waited ’till the 3rd and risked Wiz being there. Still, not a bad pick. I see him playing guard. We still need CB & OLB.

  • bcz24

    A center? He’s a guard. He’s played center but mostly guard.
    **************
    He is a natural C, and more comfortable there too.

  • The Big Banana

    Wassup Jhill!! Been a long time.

    I didn’t have any one guy I was looking at. I guess if I had to pick, it might have been Bowers. And I like having Wiz Jr, don’t get me wrong. And we def need OL. It’s just that I’m sure we could have had him later.

    So I guess my choice would either be Bowers or trade down. Mallet? Not sure what to think of this guy.

  • hendu

    Fellas, relax a bit,Wiz can play BOTH guard positions as well as center,and the draft for us has just started! Im hoping for a corner next,maybe Jackson thinks QB,we shall see! RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Now we can say Veldheer has played his last snap at Center.

  • Thec07

    the other forces are at work…
    Oline
    Dline
    Oline
    Dline

    Build the trenches win the west….

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    168.YoungAmerican Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    I’m just happy it wasn’t Mallett.

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    I’d rather have Mallet over Campbell any day of any week.

  • Braveheartraider

    Veldheer is a tackle. Time to move on,

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    Thec we need a WR.

    Your boy Ford is a 1 man army.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    If he’s half the player his Uncle was the Raids won’t regret the pick.

  • Kirk

    Offensive line with out first pick.

    Praise Jesus!

  • J Hill

    166.El Tato Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Because our starting Gs are 34 years old and a FA.

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    Loper and Campbell?

    Or is Al moving Campbell to RT?

    Loper got starters $ and Al is starting his boy Beast Campbell somewhere.

    Carlisle is a backup or gets cut.

  • lefty12

    Why are so many saying we could have gotten him later?He would have been gone before we pick again.Besides,if he is the guy you want you take him-period.

  • Thec07

    bcz24 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    TB just STOLE Bowers at 51

    +++++++++++

    Bowers is Hard no doubt however he has a micro facture. He may not see the filed this year…

  • phatcable

    raiders are going to get a QB later on pat devlin deleware

  • aig-raiders

    Yup, I’m with the camp that picks the guy if he’s there. No need to trade back and risk losing him.

  • Thec07

    MistaBrown Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    Thec we need a WR.

    Your boy Ford is a 1 man army.

    +++++++++

    Big money Brown….What up????
    We need to get a solid veteran WR in FA….

  • Raiders for life

    Now we can say Veldheer has played his last snap at Center

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You can say that again, this has been a huge need for awhile.

  • bcz24

    # Thec07 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    the other forces are at work…
    Oline
    Dline
    Oline
    Dline

    Build the trenches win the west….
    *********
    Id like to get Paea if we can swing it. Nice rotational guy with Seymour and Kelly

  • Thec07

    lefty12 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    Why are so many saying we could have gotten him later?He would have been gone before we pick again.Besides,if he is the guy you want you take him-period.

    ++++++++++++++++

    clearly Wiz was at the top of the Other forces board…
    Very solid pick….

  • severeraiderz

    Bcz24 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    Severeraiderz Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    Im done with this draft…what a rech we could have easily had him in the third round. Im done defending these piss poor scouts and this terrible personnel department
    *************
    I disagree. I have seen a few mocks that had Wiz going bottom of the 2nd or early 3rd before we picked. You act like its a DHB type reach. I guarantee you if this kid plays as well as Veldheer you wont be spouting of stupid sh!t like this.
    /////////////////////////////////////

    This is a DHB type reach. DHB was supposed to be a late first and we took him at 7. This guy has a 3rd round grade and we took him in the first half of the second. Lol veldheer gave up double digit sacks and was a 3rd round div II guy playing LT, tough transition…Wiz has to do a lot better than that to justify his selection this early

  • lefty12

    We could still get a G later.Davis values Centers-Wiz will be a center.

  • Kirk

    Pick more O line, please.

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

    Big money Brown….What up????
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    Too funny.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    184.lefty12 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    Why are so many saying we could have gotten him later?He would have been gone before we pick again.Besides,if he is the guy you want you take him-period.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You are absolutely right Lefty.
    Also-
    1. There was no way that Al was going to pass up the nephew of the original Wiz and..
    2.The new Wiz is solid..and
    3. We need players on the OL.

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    Like who?
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    Thec07 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Big money Brown….What up????
    We need to get a solid veteran WR in FA….

  • Thec07

    KoolKell Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    Big money Brown….What up????
    ______________________________

    Too funny.

    ++++++++++

    Kell, I have respect for all the veteran posters and blog personalities like yourself….

    Guys like you and Brown actually make the blog….

  • bcz24

    I think the Raiders wanted Kaepernick. I dont think we take a QB at all, but possible going after one of the FA’s out there.

  • J Hill

    Mallet? Not sure what to think of this guy.

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    After the Russell and Marinovich fiasco’s?

    No thanks.

    Satele and Carlisle caught most of my rath last year, so I’m happy right now.