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Compensatory picks coming for Raiders

By Steve Corkran
Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:58 am in Oakland Raiders.

The NFL is expected to announce the compensatory picks today during the first day of the winter meetings. That means, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is about to find out just how many selections he has to work with for the upcoming NFL draft.
As of now, the Raiders have fifth- and sixth-round selections for this draft. Compensatory selections are awarded to teams based on a net-loss of free agents lost and signed the previous offseason.
Given the Raiders lost cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, guard Robert Gallery, linebacker Thomas Howard and tight end Zach Miller, that should be enough to offset the signings of tight end Kevin Boss and a few other free agents.
The highest selection awarded is at the end of the third round. It’s conceivable that the Raiders will get one of those third-rounders, which won’t be any higher than 95 — this jumps from 97 because the New Orleans Saints forfeited their second-round pick and the Raiders used a third-rounder on quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft.
The Raiders are in line to receive two or three picks, with one of those likely to be at the tail end of the seventh round.
McKenzie has said that he loves draft picks. He should have at least double the amount he had when he joined the Raiders by day’s end.
The only catch with compensatory picks is that they can’t be traded. So, McKenzie still won’t have much ammo to use in terms of trading up in this year’s draft unless he wants to use picks from future years and/or players on his roster.

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  • Master Beeecham

    Krappy, aren’t you blogging right through your nap?

    Get your rest, old goat, you know you’ve got a long evening ahead of being bossed around by your wife.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Two posts back JHill…he said it.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    KK, Al liked his numbers duh. 29 others demurred.
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    They “demurred”??????, seriously?

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    29 other teams passed on the guy who “at worst will be Vince Young”. As if!

    Plenty of reasons Cork’s opinion ain’t “blind”…

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

    Not true. No team submitted a first or second-round bid for Pryor. Nobody above us in the draft order submitted a third-round bid. Multiple sources reported at the time that more than one team had submitted a 4th-round bid for him.

  • Tjbwall

    Do Routt/Wimbley/Boss count next year as compensatory candidates?
    If so i”ll be rooting for Kam,Routt,Boss,Satele,Bush,Chaz,Scott.
    Maybe Groves/Moss/Gio land jobs too

    Next years comps lookin good

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    TP = immature. Only Al thought that is irrelevant for a QB.

  • edward teach

    The only catch with compensatory picks is that they can’t be traded. So, McKenzie still won’t have much ammo to use in terms of trading up in this year’s draft unless he wants to use picks from future years and/or players on his roster.

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    True, but I don’t think there’s a rule against making the pick and then trading the player. Might limit your trade parteners, but it does allow for a little bit of flexibility.

  • Raider Weapon X http://www.raidernationstation.com/raider_nation_station

    I remember reading RNS article from months ago…

    “BURFICT WEAPON”

    but there was no way he’d fall to the Raiders with a late 3rd. That and we didn’t have the ammo to trade up but with his crap pro day he could fall that far.

    I’d unleash him in Silver and Black.

  • Raider Weapon X http://www.raidernationstation.com/raider_nation_station

    56. Hard worker

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    I wouldn’t take Burfict before the sixth round, if even then.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    TP = bad judgment. Only Al values this in a QB.

  • Thec

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    TP = immature. Only Al thought that is irrelevant for a QB.

    +++++++++

    We will see in training camp when he blows the doors off all comers to become the number 2…

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    TP = well inked. Gotta give my props.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Thec Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    TP = immature. Only Al thought that is irrelevant for a QB.

    +++++++++

    We will see in training camp when he blows the doors off all comers to become the number 2…

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

    And I think everyone here would LOVE to see that happen.

    Whether or not it does is another question.

  • Thec

    RaiderDuck Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    I wouldn’t take Burfict before the sixth round, if even then.

    +++++++++++

    He may get an invite to camp UDFA…

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    TP = Wolverine Killer

  • edward teach

    45.J Hill Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    Reg is quoted as looking for another legitimate QB.

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    Link?

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    He said it in his most recent Q&A with Jerry, which was Jerry’s blog entry before the one he did regarding Manny Lawson. He also said that the Raiders would be looking for a legit backup running back.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    TP = ended his coaches career. More props from BSJ.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Operation neuter wolverine!!!!

  • YoungAmerican

    3rd, 4th, and 5th round compensatory picks for the Raiders, as I’ve been projecting. the 3rd rounder is at #95 since the Raiders already spent their 3rd rounder on Pryor and the Saints had their 2nd rounder taken away.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    TP = TE

    Dudley II

  • edward teach

    Raider O,

    How long before we start calling the Buckeyes’ QB “Braxton Miller the Wolverine Killer”?

  • YoungAmerican

    If the Raiders pick Burfict in the 3rd round they’re insane. Burfict will be a 6th round pick – maybe even 7th or UDFA. He’s really not a very good football player at all.

  • Thec

    with thw new reqime change I would imagine if they feel TPRYOR is not an NFL QB, he will not make it out of training camp.
    No reason to keep him around taking up a roster spot right.

    So if he stays clearly means he is “Legit”…

  • Thec

    Burfict = Camp UDFA candidate

  • edward teach

    73.YoungAmerican Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    If the Raiders pick Burfict in the 3rd round they’re insane. Burfict will be a 6th round pick – maybe even 7th or UDFA. He’s really not a very good football player at all.

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  • alzadoX

    OAKLAND RAIDERS ‏ @RAIDERS Close
    Raiders awarded 3 compensatory picks in April’s Draft, 3rd round (95th overall), 4th round (129th overall), 5th round (168th overall)
    Retweeted by Jerry McDonald

  • YoungAmerican

    Burfict = slow, questionable instincts, runs around blocks instead of shedding them, not very good in coverage, character concerns.

    So basically, he’s the embodiment of all the weaknesses the Raiders LB corps had last season.

  • J Hill

    Q: Looking to add another quarterback behind Palmer, Pryor . .

    McKenzie: Kind of the same as like running back for us, make sure you bring a legitimate guy in.

    (For reference, here’s the answer to the RB question)

    Q: Is running back a position you feel good about being able to find someone, either through draft, a released player, drafted free agent . . .

    McKenzie: Absolutely. I’m OK with being able find a guy. Some guys get released that can step in and play. A lot of those situations happen.

    ————————————————————

    Legitimate guy that can step in and play.

    I’m assuming that’s what you were referring to Bo?

  • edward teach

    Oops. Hit the wrong button.

    Anyway, regarding Burfict; I could be wrong but I don’t see RM spending a precious draft pick on the guy. He played inside in college and has too many red flags.

    Best thing that could happen is for the young man to go late to the Ravens. The reasons for that speak for themselves, I’m sure.

  • hwnrdr

    So 3rd, 4th and 5th, huh?…who will fall to us at 95?

  • alzadoX

    OAKLAND RAIDERS ‏ @RAIDERS Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Raiders awarded 3 compensatory picks in April’s Draft, 3rd round (95th overall), 4th round (129th overall), 5th round (168th overall)
    Retweeted by Vittorio Tafur
    15m Adam Caplan ‏ @caplannfl Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Raiders got an extra 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounder.
    Retweeted by Vittorio Tafur

  • hwnrdr

    So what is that? a 3rd, a 4th, 2 5ths and a 6th?

  • edward teach

    81.hwnrdr Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    So 3rd, 4th and 5th, huh?…who will fall to us at 95?

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    I really hope Bobby Wagner from Utah State is there. Raiders have interviewed him a couple of times, I think; once at the Senior Bowl and again at the combine.

  • hwnrdr

    I guess Caplan doesn’t know that we don’t have a 3rd and a 4th…

  • hwnrdr

    84.edward teach Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    81.hwnrdr Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    So 3rd, 4th and 5th, huh?…who will fall to us at 95?

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

    I really hope Bobby Wagner from Utah State is there. Raiders have interviewed him a couple of times, I think; once at the Senior Bowl and again at the combine.

    Could be a good one!

  • Gdog

    Thec Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Based on what Cork sez… he isn’t anywhere CLOSE to being ready to be our backup QB.

    ++++++++++

    So cork, what are you basing the comments on? Did someone in the org say this? Cork are you a talent scout? Cork are you paid to evaluate QB’s????
    >>>>

    Whats YOUR insider info? How many pro passes have YOU seen Pryor throw?

    I posted something last night where a scout said his accuracy was in the bottom four of like 40 QB’s he tested in the last four years, and has OBVIOUS mechanics problems.

    Do you think accuracy and mechanics get cured overnight or something?

    I mean, I like to drink Raider Koolade myself… and think he can contribute some by mastering 4 or 5 short yardage plays… but to pretend he is ready to step in as our starting QB within the next year or so is crazy talk!

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    I have been away, where did Campbell go?

  • edward teach

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17IRj4hzXZw

    This is NOT a highlight reel. It’s some TV footage from Utah State’s game against Auburn this past year.

    Utah State was primarily a 4-3 team in that game, but did play a little 3-4 also. He lined up inside in the 3-4, and it looks like they moved him around quite a bit as well.

  • edward teach

    I got that backwards, sorry. Mostly 3-4 with some 4-3.

    I apologize for my dyslexia, lol.

  • jesusraiderjim

    860Todd Christensen Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    I have been away, where did Campbell go?
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    Chicago as a back-up.

  • Gdog

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hold your breath for a miracle if you want.
    >>>>

    FINALLY a voice of reason!

    The only people I have seen ANYWHERE that thinks he has any chance of being our 2nd string QB anytime soon is Raider fans.

    I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny either… no reason at all to believe that Pryor isn’t 2-3 years away from even being an average passer. NONE.

    Bad mechanic’s are a NIGHTMARE to correct.

    Not even sure that its ever happened in the NFL.

    Vince Young _STILL_ throws the ball like “Uncle Rico” fer instance.

  • Tjbwall

    Id really like Alameda Ta’amu or Bobby Wagner to drop to us.
    David Molk C from Mich is a really nice option strong zone blocker
    Danny Travethian Olb Ferocious Sleeper