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What Raiders can expect at No. 95

The Raiders learned Monday that they received third-, fourth- and fifth-round compensatory selections in the 2012 NFL draft. A detailed search from the past 10 drafts showed that the Raiders are in prime position to land an impact player.
The Raiders were the only team that received a third-round comp pick. That pick can’t be traded, per league rules. Hence, the Raiders will make their first selection at No. 95, barring a trade between now and then.
Sure, many top-notch players will be long gone before the Raiders select at No. 95. However, history shows that standout players fall to the end of the third round.
For evidence, look no further than wide receiver Mario Manningham, who went at No. 95 to the New York Giants in the 2008 NFL draft.
Manningham caught a key pass for a touchdown in the Giants’ NFC Championship Game victory over the 49ers in January and made a key reception on the Giants’ game-winning drive against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Want another example? How about New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham? He went to the Saints at No. 95 in 2010 and, in two seasons, already has established himself as one of the premier tight ends in the game.
Then again, the hit-and-miss nature of selecting at the end of the third round is evident in the slew of players who came and went without making much, if any, impact.
Here’s a list of the players selected at No. 95 in the past 10 drafts:

2011: DB Curtis Brown, Steelers
2010: TE Jimmy Graham, Saints
2009: DB Rashad Johnson, Cardinals
2008: WR Mario Manningham, Giants
2007: CB Dante Hughes, Colts
2006: WR Willie Reid, Steelers
2005: LB Darryl Blackstock, Cardinals
2004: S Guss Scott, Patriots
2003: WR Billy McMullen, Eagles
2002: WR Eric Crouch, Rams

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Steve Corkran

  • Thec

    1 NATION

  • Thec

    Solid post cork…Thought provoking…

  • Seymour Bush

    We’re moving on up…..

  • No Mas Diamante

    good news

  • Thec

    Is the NFL gong to cut back the number of days of draft.

    the new format is painful.

  • Tjbwall

    Tjbwall Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Vittorio Tafur‏@VittorioTafur

    McKenzie said his “door is always open” as far as trading players for more picks

  • Thec

    cardnails blew it in 2005

  • Thec

    Tjbwall, that tweet should fire up all the, lets trade jacoby ford conjecture.

  • M Lonetree

    one could surmise that ReggieMc, himself being a latter round choice and having witnessed Green Bay’s success with the unheralded and undrafted, will be licking his chops and telling his boys to get to work uncovering the hidden gems out there.

    draft only defense? schyte, the Raiders don’t even have a running back who can make it through week 7. might wanna look into that.

  • http://out-of-whack 909RaiderLifer

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    78.DMAC Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    I would take a chance on Burfict undrafted.

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    Co-signed…

    No effing way I risk one of our precious few picks on him. Burfict is a borderline, certifiable section 8 case.. I saw 3 or 4 ASU games last year. Dude, has a screw or two loose…

    But, if I can get him as a UDFA. Worth the risk……

  • Tjbwall

    Thec Says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    Tjbwall, that tweet should fire up all the, lets trade jacoby ford conjecture.
    ==============================================
    haha there should be more talks than just jacoby

  • Thec

    haha there should be more talks than just jacoby

    +++++++

    true howevedr, he seems to be a lighting rod for the Semi’s. something about value.

  • Thec

    draft only defense? schyte, the Raiders don’t even have a running back who can make it through week 7. might wanna look into that.

    +++++++

    Reggie will, with a vet or a UDFA guy…

  • Master Beeecham

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    This includes roasts, backhands, disses, beatdowns and the all time favorite – letting him trip over his own tail chasing you around in desperation!

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  • Thec

    RB will be a FA that is curently on the market at vet minimum 1 year deal type, or a camp UDFA graduate…

  • M Lonetree

    Burfict?
    Might as well just swing Gholston.
    One physical specimen psycho.
    One physical specimen toast.

  • Thec

    Cork, why dont you throw up a post on how and what GB has drafted in the 3rd round…

  • Thec
  • Just Fire Baby

    true howevedr, he seems to be a lighting rod for the Semi’s. something about value.

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

    Not “something” it is “everything”.

    No need to trade a player for the sake of trading them, but I think Jacoby could bring back some real value.

    Besides as a “home-run hitter” he is more Jay Buhner/Rob Deer than McGwire/Sosa.

  • fingers

    Fords the kind of player that has more value to us than trade value….what could we get ? A hotdog vendor?….

  • ArtilleryShell

    We only should consider trading guys with high cap numbers but lw production, but usually guys like that bring little value, especially with the way trades are structured so that the bonus money accelerates against the cap, basically discouraging trades. When was the last time you saw player swaps like the NBA and MLB do all the time?

  • M Lonetree

    I am certain that the Buffies would trade CJ Spiller for his ex-Clemson teammate Jacoby in a half heartbeat.

  • edward teach

    Tennessee women playing Baylor tonight. Would love to see an upset; Pat Summitt’s career is coming to a premature end and it would be nice to see such a class act go out on top.

    Besides, Brittney Griner kinda creeps me out.

  • M Lonetree

    Agreed Blackbeard.

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    Good read Cork! Good looking out! Thank You!

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