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What Raiders can expect from this year’s draft class

The Raiders aren’t scheduled to make their first selection in this year’s NFL draft until the final pick of the third round, at No. 95 overall. In total, they have five picks as of now, including three compensatory selections.
That got us thinking, how did the teams fare last year with the comparable selections that the Raiders have this year. In short, the only player selected at the draft spots the Raiders hold right now that did anything of note was Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore.
Moore was selected in the fifth round, at No. 148. Coincidentally, that’s one of the spots the Raiders pick this year, too. Here’s the breakdown of the players selected last year at the draft spots the Raiders have this year:

95 – Curtis Brown, defensive back, Texas, Steelers
128 – Julius Thomas, tight end, Portland State, Broncos
148 – Denarius Moore, wide receiver, Tennessee, Raiders
168 – Demarcus Love, offensive line, Arkansas, Vikings
189 – Mike Mohamed, linebacker, Cal, Broncos

Brown played in 12 games for the Steelers. During those games, he posted 14 tackles and forced one fumble.

Thomas appeared in five games for the Broncos last season. He caught one pass for 5 yards.

Love didn’t appear in any games for the Vikings.

Mohamed played in two games for the Broncos, but he didn’t make any tackles or post any stats.

Moore burst onto the scene right away, securing meaningful playing time from the outset of the season. He started 10 of the 13 games he played and caught 33 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns.

So, an unscientific look at where the Raiders pick this year shows that there are quality players available, even if the hit rate isn’t anywhere near as high as in the earlier rounds.
The key is, identifying those players and hoping they are available when the Raiders pick.

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  • Marks hair

    242. None of those teams ever ran their D like AL..

  • Raidernationdave

    Bob Marley Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I can buy that Lane had enough pull, at least during his first few months on the job, to get Al to gauge league-wide interest on Moss, but no way Al let Lane, or any other coach, play GM and cook up trades with other teams.

    Andrew Brandt made it clear, he said the Raiders made Randy Moss available, not that we specifically offered him for Rodgers or anyone on their team, it was most likely GB who came asking about what it would take to get him since Favre wanted him so bad.
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    You guys just f’ing read.

    Straight from the archive here:

    “Lane Kiffin left Atlanta following the Pro Day of Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson Thursday afternoon as rumors swirled that the Raiders were on the verge of dealing wide receiver Randy Moss to the Green Bay Packers.

    According to the Boston Herald, the Raiders would also ship tight end Courtney Anderson to Green Bay. In return, Oakland would receive backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a seventh-round draft pick.”

  • Marks hair

    Kiffen didnt sign anyone

  • Raidernationdave

    RAIDER WEAPON X http://www.raidernationstation.com/raider_nation_station Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    240. Wikipedia?! YOU could;ve written that! lol!
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    You’re right! I could have. I gotz me a great co-mand of da Engleesh langu-age. U?

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    LANCE THE GM..THAT IS FUNNY.

  • Marks hair

    253. It was most likely a made up story to draw in raider fans. AL made the trades AL made the picks..

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    Dude.

    “… as rumors swirled that the Raiders were on the verge of dealing wide receiver Randy Moss to the Green Bay Packers.

    According to the Boston Herald, the Raiders would also ship tight end Courtney Anderson to Green Bay. In return, Oakland would receive backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a seventh-round draft pick.”

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    That does not contradict my point.

    If a deal was in the works, Al Davis was the one making it, not Lane.

    And it was likely GB, at Favre’s request, contacting the Raiders and not the other way around.

  • Marks hair

    Lane wasnt even allowed to sign up his own dad. A hof coach…. What does that tell you?

  • PurpleDrank81

    ProFootballTalk.com is reporting of a rumored trade that would send Oakland Raiders receiver Randy Moss to the Green Bay Packers for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

    Apparently trade talks between the Raiders and Packers for Moss are back on again. This rumor has the Raiders asking for a first rounder for Moss and the Packers countering with Aaron Rodgers

    Feb 28th 2007

  • lefty12

    I meant he wasn’t a Flores pick.Davis controlled the roster and if someone was added it was he who brought the guy in.I will concede he wanted Pastorini over Plunkett.Thankfully,Pastorini broke his leg.You jumped into the middle of the conversation and are trying to make this an Al Davis good or bad issue.That isn’t how this started.We were discussing the draft and the fact that usually,again usually, Davis drafted prospects in the 1st round that were considered sure bets.

  • Raidernationdave

    So I expect an apology from everyone of you dudes that dissed me when I said “Lance wanted Aaron Rodgers” cause that info can be found right here in the archive of this web site.

    For those of you who don’t know Lance was always trying to “outflank” AD and that is one of the things Al hated about him. The ink wasn’t dry on Lances’ contract before he tried going around Al. HueJax had to wait for Al to pass on before getting jiggy wit it. Lance did it while AD was still kicking.

    One thing that can’t be said about Lance would be that he doesn’t have any balls.

  • Marks hair

    If kif was in atlanta scouting, then he wasnt calling green bay about a trade… Ding ding ding.

  • Raidernationdave

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    ProFootballTalk.com is reporting of a rumored trade that would send Oakland Raiders receiver Randy Moss to the Green Bay Packers for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

    Apparently trade talks between the Raiders and Packers for Moss are back on again. This rumor has the Raiders asking for a first rounder for Moss and the Packers countering with Aaron Rodgers

    Feb 28th 2007
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    Oh, goody! More backup! Gotta love the PurpleDrank!

  • Raidernationdave

    Marks hair Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    If kif was in atlanta scouting, then he wasnt calling green bay about a trade… Ding ding ding.
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    And you know this how?

  • jesusraiderjim

    new post guys

  • PurpleDrank81

    No I just didnt remember us talking about picking up Rodgers or having the chance to. So I looked it up and now Im sitting at my desk dreaming of How life Could have been different for the Nation…Tear :(

  • Marks hair

    Kiff wast allowed to sign his own dad.. Hr was sent to “scout”lol for AL.. Then AL did whatever he wanted. Like always.

  • Raidernationdave

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    No I just didnt remember us talking about picking up Rodgers or having the chance to. So I looked it up and now Im sitting at my desk dreaming of How life Could have been different for the Nation…Tear :(
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    Painful ain’t it? Well, as I always say, “No use crying over spilled purpledrank!”

  • lefty12

    He knows it just like you know the BS you are spewing.Nowhere in anything you’ve written or copied does it come out and say Kiffin wanted Rodgers or that Kiffin was trying to trade for him.

  • realtruraider

    Raidernationdave

    That was a rumor, yes we were talking to greenbay, I already posted that. Was it for Rodgers, Who they started the very next year over there hall of fame QB? Pure speculation and I highly doubt it. Anyway, it sounds like we were really close to some type of deal with them from the article I posted, but to say Lame was the one doing the deal is laughable.

  • Raidernationdave

    lefty12 Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    He knows it just like you know the BS you are spewing.Nowhere in anything you’ve written or copied does it come out and say Kiffin wanted Rodgers or that Kiffin was trying to trade for him.
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    You’re right! Doesn’t say that anywhere!!??

  • Raidernationdave

    lefty12 Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    He knows it just like you know the BS you are spewing.Nowhere in anything you’ve written or copied does it come out and say Kiffin wanted Rodgers or that Kiffin was trying to trade for him.
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    Of course it doesn’t say it was Al’s idea either does it? Maybe the idea was Santa’s. Maybe the Eater Bunny made the play? Oooh, and don’t forget the Tooth Fairy. That beyotch is fricken devious.

  • Raidernationdave

    Here we have a classic case of certain men wanting to deny the obvious even though the evidence is clearly in front of them. Maybe the could make a movie out of this.

    Twelve Angry Raider Fans?

  • Raidernationdave

    Oh, and who could forget this doozie:

    “Davis at the Lance firing presser: “I realized that you did not want to draft JaMarcus Russell. He is a great player. Get over it.”

    Uh, no. Not by a long shot.

  • Five Gallon Oil Can

    KoolKell Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    Raiders draft history. There were a lot of 1st round consensus picks like Robert Gallery, Matt Stinchcomb, Michael Huff, but………

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/rai/draft.htm
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    Show the man some love and respect. He was and is the Raiders. He made the Raiders. Thats why you love the Raiders. Al Davis gets under your skin way to much. Just respect the man for making the Raiders. I must take the good with the bad. No question about it. But Coach is still the man.

  • Marks hair

    275. Right.. Lance didnt get ANYBODY he wanted.. aL makes ALL the moves..

    New post

  • Raidernationdave

    Marks hair Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    275. Right.. Lance didnt get ANYBODY he wanted.. aL makes ALL the moves..
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    Gotta give the boy some props for at least trying! Remember everybody, and I mean everybody, whined non-stop about Al’s stranglehold on the Raiders. At least Lance showed some serious stones in trying to upset Al’s applecart.

  • Raidernationdave

    Marks hair Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Kiff wast allowed to sign his own dad.. Hr was sent to “scout”lol for AL.. Then AL did whatever he wanted. Like always.
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    Too much weed dude? Oh, how soon they forget. Lance fired Al’s D-coordinator at the time so he could get his pops from Tampa. Al nixt that. A for effort Lance.

  • Marks hair

    Im not debating lanes stupid efforts.. But he had no power.. He knew that b4 he took the job. Then acted like an a$s when AL did things his way.. Your a puppet lance, now close your mouth..

  • Raidernationdave

    Marks hair Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Im not debating lanes stupid efforts.. But he had no power.. He knew that b4 he took the job. Then acted like an a$s when AL did things his way.. Your a puppet lance, C
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    You aren’t debating anything ’cause you got served.

    “…now close your mouth…”

    Ooh, frightening!!!

  • Raidernationdave

    What exactly are you debating Mark’s Hair? Mark’s Hair? From what I’ve seen that your only game.

  • Marks hair

    I was debating that AL never let Lane make trades.

  • Marks hair

    AL ruled all. Those who say otherwise are habitual liars..

  • Marks hair

    I win! Infinity plus 1

  • Raidernationdave

    Marks hair Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I was debating that AL never let Lane make trades.

    Marks hair Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    AL ruled all. Those who say otherwise are habitual liars..
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    You debated with yourself then because I never made such an argument. All I did was give Lance an “A” for effort. Of course he wasn’t successful. Never said he was.

  • Raidernationdave

    Marks hair Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I win! Infinity plus 1
    +++++++++++++++

    A legend in your own mind.

  • Marks hair

    You said the raiders/lane we in talks with green bey to trade for rodgers.. I said lane doesnt make trades.. You argued with me..

  • valleyflyin

    I would want Alameda Ta’amu at #95. Not sure if he’ll be aval though.

  • RaiderSam
  • radrntn

    Well lots of guys who I want will be off board.

    but here we go w/ my board of guys that will probably still be on board ;

    RADRNTN NFL DRAFT 2012
    3rd Rd- pick # 95
    FS – Iloka / Boise State
    TE – Orson Charles – Georgia
    CB- Ron Brooks- LSU
    WR – Brian Quick- Appalachian St
    4th Rd- pick # 129
    Bobby Wagner – LB- Utah State
    Hicks – DT – Regina, Canada via sac cit cc./ lsu
    Rober Turbin – Utah State- RB
    WR – Brian Quick- Appalachian St
    5th rd pick -#148
    James Hannah – TE Oaklahoma
    OT – Tom Compton –South Dakota
    G- Joe Looney –wake forest
    WR –Eric Page -Toledo
    5th rd pick -#168
    OC – Blake – Baylor
    S – Justin Bethel – Presbytirian
    LB – Travis Lewis – Oaklahoma
    LB- Tank Carder –TCU
    WR -Junior Hemingway – Michigan
    6th rd pick -#189
    S – Jazen Jackson –McNeese St
    ILB- Shawn Loiseau -Merrimeck
    G- Ryan Miller – Colorado
    QB- Kellen Moore – Boise St.
    (7th)UNDRAFTED – Jeff Demps – Florida, Terrance Gannaway RB Baylor, Matt McCants UAB OT, William Vlachos C Alabama, CB’s Mike Harris Fl State, and JJ Jones Wayne State