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McKenzie discusses upcoming NFL draft, philosophy

First-year Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie met with the Bay Area media Wednesday, fielding questions for more than 30 minutes on how he approaches the NFL draft, his philosophy, what he learned from Al Davis and what people can expect from the Raiders in two weeks.
Among other things, McKenzie said he is staunchly opposed to trading away future draft picks, Terrelle Pryor for now is envisioned as the No. 2 quarterback, the Raiders aren’t interested in appearing on “Hard Knocks,” he intends to draft the best player available every time and the focus is upon selecting players who love football.
The NFL draft is scheduled for April 26-28. The Raiders have five picks as of now, with one in the third round, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth. Here is the entire transcript from the gathering at Raiders headquarters in Alameda:

Intro: “I’m like Sgt. Schultz, I know nothing. Is it OK if I turn all of these (recorders) off? Well good evening, guys. How’s it going? Am I going to take a lead from you guys or just start out with questions? Well, my only thing, guys, we’re in the beginning tags of our draft meetings, Been going on a couple of days so we’re looking forward to getting our draft board exactly the way we want it and also excited to see all the players around and working out and getting familiar with the coaching staff. So this is an exciting time and we’re just going to try and see if we can get better each day. But the draft preparations are going very well. All the scouts are in and getting this board the way we want it.”

What does your board actually look like, colors, numbers, grades, etc…?
“Our draft board is probably like many others. Grading systems vary, but we have a numbering grading system from first round down to free agents. To read that is all a number grade and we value both on the field and off the field. We take into account the character of guy, the medical aspect. So it’s an extensive process but it’s not, we try not to make it rocket science. At least, I don’t. The bottom line is trying to figure out of the guy can play And then if he can play, how good is he? Then you try to stick him in the right spot. And then you try to figure out the person, as far as his will to play the game, of the field issues, coachability, all of that play a part in it. But the medical really plays a major role.

You even take a look at first-round talent since you don’t pick until No. 95?
“We’ll take a look at them. We’re going to go through the process. When Cincinnati’s pick, from us, comes up, we’re going to figure out who’s the guy on the board that we would like to have. But we’ll go through that process. I need to go through that process, being my first year, I want to go through that process. Second round also. Even the third round.

Best-player available situation?
“Yes. Yes.”

How much have old scouts had to adapt to you and vice-versa, or standardized across the league?
“Bits and pieces are standard because evaluations are how your do it, and the process and they’ve had to dust quite a bit. But it’s, when I got on board we’ve been together the Senior Bowl, of course the Combine, and so we’re on the same page now. But it was a little adjustment for us.”

Q: Has this process gone as you planned when you talked with Mark Davis during the interview process?
McKENZIE: First of all, Mark Davis has been excellent in allowing me to do it the way we needed to do it, as far as change is concerned.
It’s gone much better than I expected, it really has. So it’s going pretty good.

Q: What’s been better?
McKENZIE: You know, trying to get the building the right way, the facility, the computer system, for the information and the view of film and how we can better work within our personnel department.
It’s a lot of work that got done to get it the way we needed to get it done—to have a draft room ready for the meetings and also the draft. It’s come along very well.

Q: You’ve said you’re in a best-player-available situation at No. 95. What positions do you see as a need that you can address in the draft?
McKENZIE: You know what? When I talk to the coaching staff about (it), we need depth. We feel like we’ve got players that we can line up at a lot of spots. And we’ve got some good players. But when you talk about a guy goes down, who do we have? A guy goes down here… we need depth at a few spots. Quite a few spots. And some of these guys, it’s going to play out with the competition that we already have. The coaches are going to have to get to know some of these guys who are already on the roster. But we need some depth, regardless. To compete and hopefully win jobs. And that’s what we’re targeting. When we say best player, whether it’s D-line, linebacker, O-line, tight end… I mean, it doesn’t matter. We want to get a good player. We’ve got five picks, we need to make ‘em all count.

Q: Do you see Terrelle Pryor as a viable possibility as a backup QB this year?
McKENZIE: Absolutely. Yep. Hopefully our quarterback coach and offensive coordinator, the staff, can work him starting next week’s voluntary minicamp. And see if we can get him rolling. It’s going to be a constant evaluation. But they need to find out how good he is and how good he can be.

Q: He’s a possible No. 2 QB?
McKENZIE: That’s his goal right there and that’s the goal that the coaches are going to try to get him going.

Q: You need to decide that before you think about adding a veteran for the No. 2 QB spot? First you’re going to see if Pryor can do it?
McKENZIE: Yeah, I think that’s a natural progression, absolutely. They need to know what he is, how he can throw the ball, how he picks it up and get him on the field. So next week, I think, it’s going to be a great tell-tale sign for the coaching staff. Not just for the quarterback position, but many of those positions.

Q: Is it important to have that done before the draft?
McKENZIE: It’s not imperative that you have it before. But I know, as far as they’re concerned, it’s a good measuring stick for them. If we see guys, whatever position it is, the draft is going to take care of itself, regardless of who does well next week in practice or not.

Is team need referred to anywhere on your draft reports?
“Well, at this point we’re not looking at needs. Now when I get the coaches in and start banging heads with those guys and finding out what they really would like to have, then that’ll come into play. But the decision from Day One, when I talk to the head coach, we’re gonna get the player available.”

So if you have a guy who’s just a tiny bit better, you still won’t take the player you need?
“When we talk about who’s better and how much are they better, it’s a fine line there. And you probably look at the need a little bit, especially if you don’t see any other players at that spot later on. But if there’s a vast difference, we’re gonna get the best player. I’m not gonna reach down to get a player because we need this position. That hasn’t turned out good in my past years when that was done.”

Philosophies on foot speed
“You know what? Speed is always gonna be important. But if you’re insinuating that speed only? No, we’re not looking for just guys that run fast. Course we love size, and we’re gonna emphasize size. But we’re gonna make sure they’re good football players. Make sure they’re tough, they understand the game, and size and speed will always matter.”

Anything you learned from Al Davis on that front?
“Well, the importance of to what degree that size and speed are important… It is hard to find 6-6, 311-pound defensive linemen that are athletic. And then to top it off, that are good. So if you get a chance to get one, you take him. More so than the 6-1, 285 guy. There’s a difference. Offensive linemen recognize the difference. But that’s what I mean. It plays a part. But when it all comes down, can the guy play football? And when we’re evaluating that, we make sure they’re all good football players.”

Get a sense that you’ll have a strong turnout for voluntary practices?
“Yes.”

And is Darren McFadden good to go?
“He’s good to go. I don’t know if the head coach is gonna let him do a whole lot. He’ll be out there, but I don’t know how much. I have no idea how much he’s gonna push many of those guys that are coming off of injuries from last season. But they all will be out there.”

Q: If a player doesn’t necessarily have the characteristics you’re looking for, might you still take him?
McKenzie: Depends on when you say, might fit the characteristics, what do you mean?

Q: Might not have the size, might not have the speed you want . .
McKenzie: But if we have him at a certain spot on the board, that’s going to be our guy. We put him there for a reason. So if he was a shorter corner than is ideal and we got him in a certain spot and we think he’s special, we’re going to take, the way the board is set up, we’re going to just go by the board.

Q; Care less about strength and speed in the later rounds?
McKenzie: No, speed and strength and size, it all has a part in putting the board together. Not going to try and alter it as we go.

Q: How has it gone with college players you have in, is it you that meets with them?
McKenzie: what about ‘em?

Q: How is that process going, is it you that meets with them?
McKenzie: It’s gone well. No, no, I don’t meet with them. The coaching staff, you get a little bit of time to meet with them, then the weightlifting staff, they get to work ‘em out in the weight room, monitor their weight room stuff and the on-field stuff.

Q: How much interaction have you had with Carson Palmer? Do you have a sense of how much he’s buying in to the new system, regime?
McKenzie: Other than meet and greet, that’s to my extent, hello, and exchange pleasantries, but the coaching staff is very excited and he’s very excited to be here. So it’s been very positive in regards to Carson.

Q: Talks about what teams HBO wants for Hard Knocks, is that something you would be interested in down the road, cameras here to have that kind of publicity?
McKenzie: If you ask me, I say no. I wouldn’t want to have HBO here, but I’m sure some of the players, and I don’t know if coach would want to have those guys here. Don’t ask me because my answer is stay away.

Q: Think you might be deciding vote . . .
McKenzie: Yeah.

Q: What would be your reservations?
McKenzie: Just to be around, I think this training camp is a long time with your team and not to be publicized throughout the country. I like Raider business to stay Raider business. That’s all. You want people to be comfortable, let their guard down, and not have that group here, I think it would be a little different. Players and coaches, act a little different when TV cameras are rolling.

What do you think of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III?
You can’t go wrong with either one of those guys. In every aspect. Their knowledge of the game, their character, their leadership and their skill. Those top teams, if they’re looking for a quarterback, they’re in the right spot. All you gotta do is just sit there and pick whichever one comes your way. I don’t think you can miss on either one of those two.

Both players further along than Rodgers?
I don’t think so. We didn’t have to play A-Rod. Those two guys are still going to take their hits now. It’s not going to be peachy-keen for those guys. But they’ll get it done, I think.

With just five picks, do you shy away from high-risk, high-reward guys?
Yes. Yes.

Unique situation – your first draft and your first pick isn’t until 95. You going to be restless that first night? You going to be OK that Thursday night?
Absolutely not. I won’t be OK. It’s hard to sleep now. It’s an exciting time. This has been … Coach Davis, this has been his deal since the Raiders were the Raiders. So, I am the new guy. This is my first time drafting after a legend has been drafting for the Raiders for so long. So, it’s huge. But I am excited about it and I am looking forward to it. There are still so many people in the organization, so I get to hear everything about how he used to do it.

If there is a guy you want, but the mood in the room says ‘no,’ do you still get your guy?
Once we made the decision, we’re not going to think back and start listening to a whole bunch of coaches or scouts. If the board tells us to do one thing, that’s the way we’re going to do it. And everybody will know that going in. That’s why you spend all this time setting the board.

Q: What are the chances of your trading into the first or second round?
A: “You know what, there’s always ways of trading up, trading into, trading back. It’s just a matter of what you’re willing to give up, or what do you want to receive out of the deal. So, if a team comes to ask for something huge, just to offer me if I want to get into the first round but I got to give them my first born, that’s not going to happen.”

Q: What’s your philosophy of trading future draft picks?
A: “I do not want to trade future picks. Usually, you consider that if it’s a future seventh if you need a guy going into the season, something happens. But, I don’t like to even consider trading future picks, especially high ones.”

Q: Do you have access to backlogged scouting reports? Looked through them?
A: “Yes. Yes. Absolutely. Yes.”

Q: Name a few players you had a hand in drafting from the third round or later at Green Bay?
A: “Quite a few. As early as the William Hendersons in the third round, as a fullback when nobody really even had him, but we felt really good about the guy. Going into William & Mary and getting Darren Sharper in the second round, a lot of people thought that was a huge reach grabbing a kid like that. Even down to the latter rounds, Donald Driver in the seventh round. We really liked him and we were excited that he was still there in the seventh round. We liked the kid. We can go on and on. Mark Tauscher the next year, in the seventh round. Just getting guys late, then they turn out to be … you knew they were good football players but you didn’t know how good they were going to be. Desmond Bishop, out here from Cal, a few years ago, sixth round. He’s a big-time starter. You can find starters the last couple, three rounds, but you just got to have the board to, when they’re there, you take them. It’s not an exact science. You’re going to hit and miss but if you stick to what you believe in, hopefully, you hit more than you miss.”

Q: Have you had good success in Green Bay getting guys who loved football and most misses were injuries, etc?
A: More than not yes. We feel like we were pretty good number one with character guys. We were not blind-sided by certain guys. The ones that we took that had a little bit of risk we knew about it. The key and we always talked about it is make sure they’re good football players who want to play football. That holds true with me. You have to make sure they really love the game and make sure that they’re good football players. Then all of the other stuff, how they test, how they play, what kind of skills they have, that all plays a part in how you evaluate them.

Q: Expect GMs to test you as the rookie?
A: Absolutely. Absolutely. They’ll try to come to me and try to get a trade that’s in their favor. That’s part of being a rookie.

Q: What will Mark Davis’ role be in draft?
A: In picking players?

Q: In the room?
A: I’m sure he’s going to be in the room and before that he’ll want to know how the board is coming. He’s going to be in a supportive role for myself and staff like he’s always been. He’s going to be there in support.

Q: How do you scout small-school players?
A: Small-school players are hard because of that. You get one guy that jumps out not only physically but you watch the tape skill wise. Number one you want to make sure they dominate the league they’re in. Then number two, if they had a chance to play in a bowl game you see how they competed against upper competition. Then you evaluate that. But if you don’t get a chance to see them against different competition or higher competition you just got to go with your gut with what you see on tape and what you see in person at their pro day of if they were invited to the combine you see how they competed against other guys just from an athletic standpoint. You try to get as much information as you can in contrast with what you don’t have.

Q: Importance of Wonderlic test?
A: You recognize it and then you try to apply it to how he plays. But it’s more a football intelligence, football instincts that you’re concerned more with than Wonderlic score. Certain positions you probably look at it a little stronger, mostly your quarterbacks and stuff like that.

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  • DennisAllensVisor

    r8eray Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 9:57 am
    Fletcher needs to retire…dudes like 37-38 years old!

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    Hard to think you need to hang em up after the seasons he just had..

  • The Big Banana

    DAV – solid posts.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Cane Fan,

    Thank you. I was concerned a bout his speed after a slow 40.
    Hoe does he compare to other Cane LBs like Williams & Beason.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    How*

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Raider O Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Cane Fan,

    Thank you. I was concerned a bout his speed after a slow 40.
    Hoe does he compare to other Cane LBs like Williams & Beason.
    —-

    Theyre more traditional than him.. When you say LB you’d think of a Beason..

    When you say Spence I think of the tweener OLB/S..

    When I think of Spence I think of what Mike Mitchell SHOULD be.. That might help get a better feel for Sean Spence too.

    In no way do I think he can play Safety in the NFL, but he’s got that type of speed/quickness..

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The Big Banana Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:05 am
    DAV – solid posts.
    —-

    Appreciate it..

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

    I thought T. Howard could make a great SS at one time. Covered REAL well but dodged the big hits at LOS and couldn’t shed.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Maturity and decision-making (both on the field and off) are huge question marks for this guy. He has a lot of work to do to prove he can be the #2 QB here – and even more work to do to prove he can he an option for the franchise going forward.

    I like what I’ve seen of his work ethic so far. Now that has to translate into better decision-making. He has to make strides here as a player that he didn’t make in college.
    ————————————————
    YA
    This is the most accurate statement that anyone on this blog about T.P. I am pulling for him to succeed. Speculating on where he would go in the draft is pure speculation at any rate. He has a lot to prove

  • DutchRaider77

    I thought T. Howard could make a great SS at one time. Covered REAL well but dodged the big hits at LOS and couldn’t shed.

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    Really surprised that he led the Bengels team in tackling as a 4-3 WLB. Different scheme under Zimmer.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Shaughnessy / Bryant
    Seymour / Ivey
    Kelly
    Houston / Tollefson

    Wheeler
    McClain / Goethel
    Curry

    Spencer / DVD / Lee
    Bartell / Chekwa / McCann
    Huff / Underwood
    Branch / Mitchell

    DT & LB are the ‘depth’ positions Reggie speaks of..

  • DennisAllensVisor

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:23 am
    I thought T. Howard could make a great SS at one time. Covered REAL well but dodged the big hits at LOS and couldn’t shed.

    _________________________________________________

    Really surprised that he led the Bengels team in tackling as a 4-3 WLB. Different scheme under Zimmer.

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    Probably more accurate to say it was and ACTUAL or EFFECTIVE scheme lol..

  • guest123

    r8eray Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 9:57 am
    Fletcher needs to retire…dudes like 37-38 years old!

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    He’s 36. And probably one of if not the best FA LB still out there. Still he’s a rent-a-player now and hopefully Reggie drafts us a future starter or star in the draft. I don’t really want Fletcher either.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Palmer / Pryor
    McFadden / Jones / Goodson
    Reece
    Moore / Murphy
    DHB / Ford / McGee
    Myers / Ausberry / Gordon

    Veldheer
    Carlisle / Hurd
    Wiz
    Breisel / Parsons
    Barksdale / Barnes

    OL needs depth.. WR could use a Vet.. I dont know why im saying this but, TO makes sense..lol

  • jesusraiderjim

    Dakota Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Cubs suck.
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    Hey did you finish the trilogy? That was some good can’t put down reading eh? Seen any of the movies yet?

  • r8eray

    Guest123 Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:28 am
    r8eray Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 9:57 am
    Fletcher needs to retire…dudes like 37-38 years old!

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    He’s 36. And probably one of if not the best FA LB still out there. Still he’s a rent-a-player now and hopefully Reggie drafts us a future starter or star in the draft. I don’t really want Fletcher either.

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    37 in 37 days…give him the vet min. I’m ok with that!

    37 and 4 months on kick off day!

    ;)

  • bunk moorland

    isnt pryors off the feild issue getting a tatoo?

  • HairyBush

    Brian Billick offers a cautionary tale on JaMarcus Russell

    Posted by Michael David Smith on April 12, 2012, 8:35 AM EDT

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    Few teams have drafted as well as the Ravens in recent years. But in a reminder of just how hard it is to get draft evaluations right every time, the former coach of the Ravens said this morning that one of the biggest draft busts in history was also the player the Ravens liked the best.
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    Not that it matters but at least the Raiders weren’t the only guys fooled.

  • Raiderboi18

    Are we going to resign Stephen heyer or Jarvis Moss??? What about taking a look at Melvin Bullitt?

  • r8eray

    14 years ago…when I was a teenager (19) Fletcher was bad @$$, he played for the Rams. I remember he also played for the Bills in his prime (about 10 years ago) ..he’d make a good mentor maybe even a good assistant LB coach?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    #466,

    Yes.

  • guest123

    speaking of vet minimum players, I am all aboard with signing TO for $925K.

    Look at old vets like Andre Rison, Jerry Rice. These guys still had some left in the tank at the end. The production that TO would bring would be a bargain compared to what we currently pay DHB.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Cane Fan,

    Thank you brother. Great stuff. I appreciate it.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Raiderboi18 Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Are we going to resign Stephen heyer or Jarvis Moss??? What about taking a look at Melvin Bullitt?
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    Id welcome Heyer back.. Not so much Moss.

    Bullitt, im not sure.. Rather have a multi-tool guy like Leonhard..

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Raider O Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:44 am
    Cane Fan,

    Thank you brother. Great stuff. I appreciate it.
    —-

    Anytime brethren..

  • bunk moorland

    a tatoo dosent concern me. completly differant than janoris jenkins maurice clarret type people.

  • guest123

    Raiderboi18 Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Are we going to resign Stephen heyer or Jarvis Moss??? What about taking a look at Melvin Bullitt?

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    Doubtful reall for both of them. If Reggie wanted them, he would have done something by now. Heyer doesn’t look like a ZBS fit and Moss is too much of a tweener.

    Though I am rooting for Moss. I think part of his problem was he was out of position to make plays directly linked to poor coaching (re: Bresnahan)

  • Hardline

    Antispy3, 285,

    Antispy,

    I understood exactly your point on previous posts. I remember Gallery was the greatest thing since sliced bread according to scouts and experts before the draft, and was supposed to be an anchor at left guard for years and years, for the Raiders.

    If I were AD I would have drafted him too. Gallery was disappointing and never materialized into what he was expected to be.

    I was just saying that part of his underperformance came from being in the Raiders organization which was terribly dysfunctional at the time.

    I wasn’t attempting to lecture you, etc., since I agree with you fully.

  • guest123

    Someone posted Reggie Mck’s 2011 Packers 3rd thru 7th round draft picks earlier. I must say I’m not impressed. They may end up being solid backups, but Al was able to snag some sexy picks in Denarius Moore in the 5th and Taiwan Jones in the 4th.

    Overall, I can’t complain about Al’s late round draft picks lately. He was able to find some real gems late the last few years. I’m sure that Reggie Mck’s track record in rounds 1-3 are better than Al’s draft record.

    But with picks in rounds 3-7, I think we are going to be disappointed with the potential ceiling of the guys we draft this year. No boom-bust picks, but no potential starters either. I hope Reggie proves my gut feeling wrong though.

  • bunk moorland

    what did Taiwan jones do this year to call him a sexy pic?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Someone posted Reggie Mck’s 2011 Packers 3rd thru 7th round draft picks earlier. I must say I’m not impressed.

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    @G123

    those were Ted Thompson’s picks

    Also, the Raiders have a different group of coaches & scouts to provide input. Those same guys that planted a bug in Al’s ear about certain players you were pleased with in the later rounds!

  • Silverandblack666

    KONY 2012 naked and jacking it in San Diego!

    http://www.pegym.com/forums/gym/41634-naked-jerkin-san-diego.html

    Thank you South Park for the laughs!

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Remember when we were 25 million over the cap, hadnt re-signed any of our free agents & couldnt think about bringing any in??…

    Thank you Reggie McKenzie.

  • Silverandblack666

    “Someone posted Reggie Mck’s 2011 Packers 3rd thru 7th round draft picks earlier. I must say I’m not impressed.”

    That is rather short sided thing to do, only looking at a few select draft picks to form an opinion of him.

    Look at how deep that Packers team is with talent at every level not to mention they won a Super Bowl 2 years ago so all in all RM and Ted Thompson have done a great job.

    The draft is a not a perfect science it is hit and miss for every team out there in fact there is an article in PFT today written about Brain Billick and how he drafted when he was at Baltimore and he has JaMarcus Russell rated as the #1 prospect that year.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Bunk

    T-Jones is a homerun hitter. knock on him in college was that he fumbled a lot and was injury prone. He spent most of last year injured and only had 16 carries

    hard to say if those concerns he had in college entering the draft were ever erased.

    Same thing with McFadden “IF” he stays healthy, should be a heck of a player!

    Odd thing is, new addition Mike Goodson missed 12 games injured last year and fumbles pretty consistantly as well

    Kelly Skipper has a TOUGH job this season imo

  • guest123

    bunk moorland Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:59 am
    what did Taiwan jones do this year to call him a sexy pic?

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    I don’t really care about the numbers. It’s apparent that Taiwan has that “sudden” speed. The kind that tells you his potential is very high. But he’s also a bit of a project. I think Taiwan has the tools to be a great back someday if he steps up his training and bulks up a bit. That’s a helluva lot more sexy to me than a big bulky backup blocking TE that dresses but is a healthy scratch for 16 games. JMO.

  • Silverandblack666
  • bunk moorland

    16 rushes 73 yards, 2 rec 25 yards, zero td. thats sexy?

  • 38Cs

    Reggie didnt draft anyone thompson did, he helped put the board together but Thompson had final say.

  • hwnrdr

    I give a good grade to Reggie right now. Of course that will probably change either good or bad during the year to see how these players pan out. However, last year when we lost these few players that we are compensated for in the draft…we got nobody last year that stepped up to the players lost. This year, at least Reggie has replaced those that were lost instead of waiting to see what kind of comp piks we will get, if any at all! I don’t know guys, I like getting those draft picks, but I like getting replacements that do just as good or better. Time will tell, but I like what Reggie is doing so far!

  • guest123

    those were Ted Thompson’s picks

    Also, the Raiders have a different group of coaches & scouts to provide input. Those same guys that planted a bug in Al’s ear about certain players you were pleased with in the later rounds!

    ***********

    @RRS,

    I sure hope so. But I keep hearing about how some of the scouting staff is going to be let go. And while some are relieved to hear that Reggie Mck isn’t going to draft any high risk/high reward players…I think that’s really exactly what we should try to do in the late rounds.

    You need to draft guys, physical freaks – like Al did -

    These guys have more upside than polished fundamental players that are undersized or tweeners. Late in the draft is the time to take your shots and see if you hit a homerun. It’s not a time to settle for a bloop double. JMO.

  • bcz24

    1. Reggie wasn’t the only guy in charge of GB’s drafts

    2. The guy has been part of that front office for 17 years, hard to judge his drafting based solely on last year.

    3. Last years draft for GB was only meant to add depth, remember, they were the defending world champions.

  • hwnrdr

    I think Al hit a “in the park” homerun with Moore last year! I’m hoping that will turn into a grand slam this year!!! With tat said, you’re right, Guest! That is where you can afford to take your shots!

  • YoungAmerican
  • bunk moorland

    im just saying we dont know what we have in him thats all. he has no “homeruns” for us. Futhermore if someone has potentail means there sexy than what happend to jabustus? prove to me on the feild before i call you sexy.

  • bcz24

    Odd thing is, new addition Mike Goodson missed 12 games injured last year and fumbles pretty consistantly as well
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    Goodson has 7 fumbles in 244 career touches, 6 came in 2010, that says to me that the first 1 or 2 that year got in his head. I wouldn’t worry about that though, remember when McFadden was called McFumbles. I am sure he can also help Goodson with that issue.

  • guest123

    JaBustus was a sexy pick. It may have been a pick gone horribly wrong, but throwing at tight spiral 70 yards from your knees is sexy. All the tape was sexy stuff. All the scouts were frothing at the mouth the same way the are about RG3 these days.

    H/W/S, first one of the bus, phyiscally gifted freaks are what are sexy.

  • bcz24

    JaMarshmallow definitely had the weight… not so much speed though.

  • R8ER MIKE

    bcz24 Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 11:22 am
    JaMarshmallow definitely had the weight… not so much speed though
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    codine yes..speed no !!!

  • Ghost to the Post

    If you don’t love Reggie. You don’t love the Raiders. This guy is incredible.

  • bunk moorland

    ok, i think i understand you now,you call people sexy before they prove themselves on the feild.With that being said, you have to call every pic sexy, right? if not why ever draft him?