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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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  • Silverandblack666

    #1

  • DKnight007

    576.RaiderRetribution Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Pryor is an X Factor at QB, could be the best there ever is!

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Expect us to get the #96th pick at the end of 3rd Round for sure.

    Then hopefully we get a pick at end of 4th and end of 5th rounds. If not we should get a pick at end of 5th and 6th rounds.

    It’s possible we get two picks at the end of Round 5 also.

    Knapp and Saunders just need to utilize Pryor as a weapon and take advantage of his skill set and not just have him sit on his azz on the sideline and be the 2nd or 3rd string QB.

    Get the kid out there to run some pistol or spread read zone options and wild cat formations and get him out there and use him as a big TE/WR to jump up and catch passes in the red zone!

  • HairyBush

    yo

  • HairyBush

    bring on the picks

  • DMAC

    I got 5 on it!

  • Master Beeecham

    Yo, getting ready to unveil my new jam called “Stripper 69 Freak Out”, inspired by the size and power of my weiner as I try to set a new 69ing world record.

    Fortunately my bass player’s Stage 4 Hemms have subsided considerably. Now homie don’t cry so much when he ties his Pro Keds.

    Check this jam, sure to inspire world peace, going green and more critical praise for my weiner’s skillz

    Yo, gonna go for the record, where’s Guiness?
    Gonna 69 some strippers need an official witness
    After 3 days of macking I’ll go down in history
    Although my weiner will probably be in a sling, that ain’t no mystery

    MO FRESH CUT FRIES, DEM WHOPPER COMIN ATCHU

  • DMAC

    Rams signed WR Steve Smith to a one-year contract.

  • DutchRaider77

    I always forget about Thomas Howard, dude had a pretty good year for the Bengels and could net us a nice comp pick!

  • DutchRaider77

    Rams signed WR Steve Smith to a one-year contract.

    __________________________________________________

    the other Steve Smith…not to be confused with the angry little man…

  • DMAC

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Rams signed WR Steve Smith to a one-year contract.

    __________________________________________________

    the other Steve Smith…not to be confused with the angry little man…
    ==========

    yes sir

  • DMAC

    Did we resign Reece, yet?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Who’s representing the Raiders at the Winter Meetings?

  • CJ Legend 34

    Say what you want!!! But it was poor planning when you look at where we are right now with our draft picks. Don’t get me wrong I am happy we ar enot drafting in the top 10 spots but come on man. To not even have a second round draft pick is terrible, terrible, terrible!!!

    Free agency our hands are tied this year. We are strapped for cash!!! I am glad Reggie is here to run this Raider Boat. Mad respect for the late Al Davis but man, even a legend needs help when they start to age.

  • Master Beeecham

    KoolKell Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Who’s representing the Raiders at the Winter Meetings?

    ———————–

    Krappy why don’t you just pop this question into your Googlie Machine and find out

  • JR

    Reggie, Raiders, I know the meetings are taking place so it will be a quiet week.

    When the meetings are over, you need to make some news.

    I like the new coach and some of the guys that have been brought in, but we’ve lost more than we gained.

    Keep on working!

  • John David Booty

    The Oakland Raiders are expected to receive some compensatory picks (for several free-agency losses in 2011) in April’s draft. The picks could be announced as soon as Monday; I think the Raiders could get the highest comp pick, which would be No. 96 (New Orleans forfeited a pick because of the bounty scandal), at the end of the third round.

    Oakland general manger Reggie McKenzie has said the team is looking for a starting outside linebacker. There is a good chance Oakland will look for that player with its top comp pick.

    I caught up with Steve Muench of Scouts Inc. to look at some outside linebackers who may be available in that pick range. For the record, Muench is not sure any of the outside linebackers in that range are ready to start. Let’s take a look:

    Utah State’s Bobby Wagner: “They would be lucky to get Wagner. He has the ability to compete for early playing time and is versatile enough to line up on the strong side. I just don’t think he slips that far.”

    Florida State’s Nigel Bradham: “He makes a little more sense. He may be a better fit on the weak side and he needs to continue to improve his ability to anchor against the run but he’s versatile enough to develop into a starter on the strong side. He ran (4.66 in the 40-yard dash) and jumped (37-inch vertical) well at the combine.”

    Texas’ Keenan Robinson: “He is another interesting possibility. He is a bit of an underachiever but he has the blend of size, athletic ability and speed to develop into a quality starter if the light ever comes on for him. He would also be a fairly good value at 97. “

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    wow, the Raiders first pick is # 96. Wooo Hooooo.

  • Thec

    Gdog Says:
    March 25th, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    “Cork ” needs to give a little more than just his opinion regarding TPRYOR being ready or not.

    Cork and Jerry are scooped by the Semi’s on this blog 99.9% of the time so I would be less inclined to believe his spin unless he has a source that says TP is not ready.

    I expect TP to beat out whoevr comes to camp, making the whole point moot…
    >>>>>

    What are you basing this on besides blind opinion?

    I assume Cork has a little better insight into this than any of us.

    Please.

    A guy doesn’t suddenly learn how to be a professional passer in one year.

    Try and become a professional golfer in a year with a horrible swing. Get back to me after you accomplish this…

    +++++++++

    Show me a link, or comment from someone in the Raider org that has the same sentiment as cork???

    Cork has been scooped by the semi’s plenty of times.

    As for golf I don’t play the game so I will pass…

    you get back to me when you can get some slid proff on cork’s perspective, and not just his blind opinion…

  • Thec

    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????

  • John David Booty

    Last time we had the 96th pick in the draft, we took Justin Fargas.

  • Master Beeecham

    Krappy you ever see that drunk old lady on The Soup who says “Dumba Doo Baaaaah”?

    Totally reminds me of you. Just keeping it real.

  • hwnrdr

    So, Saturday, May 26th…A’s/yankees…
    Are we still doing the taigate thing?

  • Thec

    Glad to hear that RM is thinking D first in the draft.
    Hope we spend every pick on the D.

    credible source of information, unlike corks opinions…lol

  • John David Booty

    Huggy ended up being, arguably, the best #96 pick of the decade (2000-2010).

    Lets go ahead and do the same for this decade at #96.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    If we’re moving to a 3-4, what about nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu? He’d provide a true 0-technique to eat up gaps inside.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1689166/alameda-taamu

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Ah yeah, what in the world would we have ever done without Justin Fargas, in such dark times. ;-)

  • hwnrdr

    Ta’amu will be a good pick, however, I don;t think he will be there at 96…

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    IS THIS ANYTHING ANYBODY DIDNT KNOW ALLREADY?

  • John David Booty

    KoolKell Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Ah yeah, what in the world would we have ever done without Justin Fargas, in such dark times.
    ———————————————-
    He did have a whole 3 really good games, that I can remember. Things could have been a little uglier without those few games. Temporary enjoyment.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    JUSTAN FARGAS,41 YARDS ON 22 CARRIES..

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

    Thec,

    Reg already passed on TP while in GB.

    Reg is quoted as looking for another legitimate QB.

    Cork has had several talks with Reg and likely is repeating as his own thoughts what he was told off the record.

    Jerry has said much the same.

    Lots of reasons to believe Cork that TP is not pro QB material.

    Hold your breath for a miracle if you want.

  • Thec

    hwnrdr Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Ta’amu will be a good pick, however, I don;t think he will be there at 96…

    +++++++++++

    This would be a dream scenario getting this guy…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I was just Bull Schttin. There’s plenty of good 4th, 5th round players. Right in Reggie’s sweet spot, pardon the expression.

  • hwnrdr

    32.Thec Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    hwnrdr Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Ta’amu will be a good pick, however, I don;t think he will be there at 96…

    +++++++++++

    This would be a dream scenario getting this guy…

    I know right? And perfect name…Alameda…

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Thec,

    Don’t listen to Preppie. He is letting his hate cloud his judgment. He is also bitter since TP is undefeated against his team.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I wonder why the Raiders selected TP, if he’s sooooooo “unfit”?

  • big pep

    I for one enjoyed Fargas on the team, just wish he had better players around him when he played.

  • Thec

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

    Reg already passed on TP while in GB.

    Reg is quoted as looking for another legitimate QB.

    Cork has had several talks with Reg and likely is repeating as his own thoughts what he was told off the record.

    Jerry has said much the same.

    Lots of reasons to believe Cork that TP is not pro QB material.

    Hold your breath for a miracle if you want.

    ++++++++++++
    At GB, reg had aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn…Nice try.

    So cork is quoting off the record stuff??? ROFLMAO…

    I wont hold my breath, I will do better, I will wait for the open competition at the QB spot.
    He is going to beat out all comers to earn the number 2 spot.

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

    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”…

  • Thec

    TP = A typical Al Davis pick, all athelete, speed to burn, but no skills.

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

    Like u are objective Mustafa? You thought Joe Germaine would be a HOFer.

    Hahahahahaha.

    Ha.

  • J Hill

    29 other teams passed on the guy

    ————————————————————-

    Propoganda!

    Was Pryor the last pick of the 7th round?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    March 26th, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    29 other teams passed on the guy who “at worst will be Vince Young”. As if!
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Great Logic! How many teams passed in Tom Brady?

  • Thec

    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”…

    +++++++++

    Stick with the opinion you have formed. I will stick with mine. He will prove in open competition that he can play the position…

  • J Hill

    Reg is quoted as looking for another legitimate QB.

    ————————————————————–

    Link?

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

    KK, Al liked his numbers duh. 29 others demurred.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    On*

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Boo Chimpbeckler Jokeson

    Haha ha ha ha ha haha haha ;-)

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    LMAO Preppie.

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

    Cork was not “quoting” anyone.