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McKenzie: We took Carson Palmer

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 7:16 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie ventured into the media area Thursday night to get a glass of lemonade right about the time the Cincinnati Bengals were on the clock with the No. 17 pick in the first round.

“I just wanted you guys to know we took Carson Palmer,” McKenzie said.

Assuming the Raiders don’t trade into the first round, and it’s extremely unlikely unless a frontline player is being dealt, it’s the second year in a row and eighth time in franchise history Oakland didn’t have a first-round draft pick.

The big difference this year is Oakland won’t pick in the second round either, barring trade. That’s unprecedented. If Oakland stands pat it’s first pick won’t be until No. 95, the very last selection in the third round.

That pick, as well as the two other compensatory picks, cannot be traded. Meaning only picks No. 148 and No. 189 can be used in trade. McKenzie has already said he has no intention of trading future draft picks.

At the pre-draft press conference, McKenzie said he would follow along the first round and determine in his mind who he would have taken at No. 17. McKenzie divulged the name to two of his scouts, but not to the media. It was suggested maybe that pick would fall to No. 95.

A wide smile split McKenzie’s face as he noted the absurdity of the notion.

“That’s be sweet,” he said.

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  • BewareofRaiders

    Dos

  • Seymour Bush

    Now if only we could trade jamista Clown

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    God bless Al Davis.

  • mcfadden20.

    PATS going to SUCK .. NO more lord Lombardis for them

  • jraider

    in Reggie we trust.

  • BewareofRaiders

    And the Pats continue to suck

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    We will find a way into a earlier 3 round pick, me thinks.

  • EMRaiders

    “I just wanted you guys to know we took Carson Palmer,” McKenzie said.

    someone should ask carson how it feels to get drafted twice on the first round.

  • mcfadden20.

    Houston found a replacement for Mario?

  • hellsbells

    Zieetler to houston

  • mcfadden20.

    hellsbells Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Zieetler to houston


    WHO?

  • hellsbells

    Cini I meant

  • mcfadden20.

    One pick later dude lol

  • DJ Johnny

    Carson loves being with the Raiders. He’s a Cali guy and the big thing is he doesn’t have to dress up in a clown outfit on Sundays donning the ugliest uniforms in football. Instead he gets to wear one of the coolest uniforms in sports.

    You gotta admit; he looks a lot cooler in a Raider uniform.

  • hellsbells

    Packers get nick perry usc

  • beach

    I agree with Reggie. We took Carson Palmer, and now have a “real” QB heading into a new season for the first time in ages!

  • beach

    Now let’s give the defense a “new heart.”

  • mcfadden20.

    This draft is kinda boring without Raiders in 1st round

  • hellsbells

    Harrison smith to the vikings

  • hellsbells

    Lots of movement value in 2nd through fourth rouns

  • BewareofRaiders

    Wow i thought bal would get upshaw i guess the vikes might or maybe san fran

  • mcfadden20.

    BORING DRAFT.. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Carson Palmer?
    Good pick!

    R Seymour?
    Not so much!

  • hellsbells

    Niners take Jenkins from Illinois

  • mcfadden20.

    NINERS fans are so gay

  • hellsbells

    Man I’m on fire lol

  • EMRaiders

    #17 –

    what do you mean? what about Tui, Walter, Brooks, Culpepper, Russell, Gradkowski, and Campbell? And how about our short lived #2 QB Lechler? those were not good enough QBs?….

  • hellsbells

    Lame pick

  • mcfadden20.

    Speaking of NINERS , WHERE the hell is SUlly , not that i miss him on this blog or anything, just wondering? Is he finally Banned or Something?

  • hellsbells

    Can you say reach.

  • BewareofRaiders

    Wow guess donks not interested in the first round

  • EMRaiders

    i thought sully and kk were the same person, no?

  • mcfadden20.

    I think Craptree experience is over for the NINERS

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    His 0hbama stimulus cheese ran dry he had to disconnect internet.
    ______

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Speaking of NINERS , WHERE the hell is SUlly , not that i miss him on this blog or anything, just wondering? Is he finally Banned or Something?

  • EMRaiders

    i was just going to say, why are the 49ers taking another wr?

  • hellsbells

    Man I hope we can get into the second round. Lots of talent left

  • mcfadden20.

    GOOD PICK FOR TB

  • mcfadden20.

    KINGS VS LAKERS GAME IS SO FREAKIN UNWATCHABLE.. its a rip off for all the fans in the stands

  • mcfadden20.

    SO one more pick for tonight then resume 2nd and 3rd tomorrow?

  • hellsbells

    Rams getting upshaw tomorrow

  • mcfadden20.

    hellsbells Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Rams getting upshaw tomorrow

    HAHA that be funny , first long now upshaw

  • hellsbells

    Some of my buddies got tics for That game, first nba game too.

  • mcfadden20.

    hellsbells Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Some of my buddies got tics for That game, first nba game too.

    ITs basically scrubs vs scrubs playing right now…

  • hellsbells

    See the niners fans thy hd no idea who they drafted. Queers

  • mcfadden20.

    OK DRAFT OVER< SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW

  • mcfadden20.

    hellsbells Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    See the niners fans thy hd no idea who they drafted. Queers

    ___

    THEY dont even know more than 5 player on their team

  • mcfadden20.

    players***

  • hellsbells

    Peace I’m out to.

  • DJ Johnny

    For all those who miss KK and his insights I’ll give you your fix:

    -Raiders-6 playoff appearences in 25 yrs.

    -If you like anything about what Al Davis did in his life you’re a bootlicker.

    There ya go.