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Raiders should trade for Jenkins

By Steve Corkran
Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 1:31 pm in Oakland Raiders.

It would be easy to envision Al Davis making a huge splash by trading for Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney or Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora were he still around to make the calls for the Raiders.
However, this is a new era under general manager Reggie McKenize and owner Mark Davis. Therefore, big splashes aren’t as likely, at least for now.
That doesn’t mean the Raiders can’t make some small waves. What better way to do so than to trade for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins?
The Cowboys reportedly are interested in dealing Jenkins in light of their signing Brandon Carr in free agency and selecting Morris Claiborne with the sixth pick of the NFL draft Thursday night.
Some reports say the Cowboys might part ways with Jenkins for as little as a fifth-round draft pick. It just so happens that the Raiders have a fifth-rounder that they can trade — that’s one of only two picks they have this year that can be traded.
Sure, the Raiders signed veteran cornerbacks Shawntae Spencer and Ron Bartell in free agency, as well as Pat Lee. They also have second-year players Chimdi Chekwa and DeMarcus Van Dyke, as well as Brandon Underwood, on their roster, too.
Jenkins was a first-round draft pick in 2008. He intercepted one pass and tied for the team lead with 10 passes broken up last season.
He is projected to be the No. 4 cornerback in Dallas. He could compete for a starting spot with the Raiders, no doubt. So, why not take a flier on a player who once was regarded enough to be taken in the first round?
It’s unlikely that the Raiders can find a comparable cornerback in the fifth round, if at all, in this year’s draft. Al Davis would have pulled the trigger on such a move, regardless if it meant dipping into next year’s draft bounty.
It remains to be seen whether McKenzie is as interested in making a bold move in hopes of turning someone else’s afterthought into a dependable player.

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  • YoungAmerican

    Lewis
    Ta’amu
    Chapman

  • mcfadden20.

    LOts OF RAIDERS CHEERS IN RADIO CITY

  • DKnight007

    Wynn, Crick or Taamu….maybe Lewis.

  • beach

    I do not think Taamu will be good.

  • Marks hair

    Massie or Ta’amu! RAIDERS!

  • raidertbone

    Great! Ta’amu and Chapman are both still on the board .. DO IT! DO IT!

  • DKnight007

    Chapman, Wynn, Crick, Taamu or Lewis

  • mcfadden20.

    CODE BLACK >> CODE BLACK >>CODE BLACK >> CODE BLACK

  • Dakota

    1st pick of the Mckenzie era!!!!

  • R8ER MIKE

    Fire it up brothers

  • beach

    I do not want Chapman; the guy has a bum knee!

  • mcfadden20.

    LETS SEE WHO REGGIE THiNKS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL

  • YoungAmerican

    Wow, Tony Bergstrom.

  • mcfadden20.

    WTF

  • bcz24

    :(

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    LMAO!

  • Carl Weathers

    ouch…

  • Marks hair

    Hahaha..

  • R8ER MIKE

    Ok who pizzed on my doobie?

  • DKnight007

    They go with a ZBS Guard. Oh well.

  • priesttj

    Come on let me hear it the Great REGGIME!!!

  • mcfadden20.

    WTF < WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF

  • lefty12

    458-grow up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • beach

    Better than Crick or Chapman.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    WARCH THY CRY’N START NOW..

  • bcz24

    Well we got our RT, would have taken Massie if we were going OL

  • mcfadden20.

    I BET Nobody predicted this pick

  • Marks hair

    Coops replacement..= bpa

  • DKnight007

    At least he can play RG or RT…especially in the ZBS.

    Good pick…but I wanted DT, or OLB

  • Guy

    Are you kidding me Ta’amu would have been perfect

  • Carl Weathers

    Anyone have him? LOL! FFS, oh well does mean they think Barksdale is gonna play guard?

  • Plunketthead

    Yeah baby!! Sewing up that O line!!. Unstoppable with DMAC blowing through the huge holes left by Bergstrom

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I hope Chapman or Massaquoi are available when we pick in the 4th.
    I don’t like this pick.

  • priesttj

    None of you know who the guy is yet you’re pissed!!!

    Come on y’all hip hip hooray!!

  • YoungAmerican

    I expected to be surprised to a certain extent. Don’t know much about Bergstrom, though.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Well I was wrong

  • mcfadden20.

    OK well Hopefully he’s a starter that will give Palmer alots of time to throw and open a lot of holes for Mcfadden

  • Guy

    Alameda fits a 3-4 or 4-3 and we are going to be running hybrid aren’t we? Better not regret passing up on him

  • raidertbone

    Okay, I’ll go with it .. good night guys. Here’s hoping we go defense tomorrow!

  • RaidO

    Booooooooo

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    387 ypg given up last season…

    take an OL with 1st pick.

    new GM. same stupidity.

  • art shells clipboard

    Zombie Al has risen from the dead!!!

  • 8RaiderReign8

    I mean Palmer is the most importanr player on our team and so is DMAC… This protects them both

  • marios

    Bergstrom is not very explosive, almost weak for an offensive lineman. He doesn’t get much of a jolt when working off the ball and struggles to get much movement in the run game. Again, he is not a very aggressive blocker, acting as more of a catcher who uses his feet and hands to react and mirror. He is reliable, big and a student of the game, but won’t blow anyone away in the NFL.

  • bcz24

    As bad as our defense was, I just didnt see offense as the biggest need

  • Carl Weathers

    478.Marks hair Says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    Coops replacement..= bpa

    @@@@@@@@

    Sure looks that way.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    I wasted my Saturday morning for a Guard?

  • RaiderSam

    Very anti-climactic…not surprised he was taken, just in what round. I agree with Raider O, I hope Chapman or Alameda and Massaquoi are available at 129

    “A big, strong tackle prospect with some short area quickness for his size. But struggles with flexibility in pass protection and looks limited in what he can offer an NFL offense. However, looks more coordinated and plays lower as a guard and looks like that is where his future lies in the NFL.”
    -Wes Bunting, National Football Post

  • priesttj

    The kid is an outstanding talent who came off a mission and can fit the scheme we want to play. You cannot ignore what works for you because a bunch of fans don’t agreee…………..period

  • downsouthraider

    Can’t get enough offensive lineman. Still trusting Big Reg