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McKenzie and Allen transcript

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 7:04 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Here is the transcript from the post-draft news conference with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen:

McKenzie: “The day is over. Ah, shoot. Let’s open it up, guys. Questions?”
Question: Just an overview of how you think the day went?
McKenzie: Well, it went better. We had more picks today. We set out to try to upgrade the team and by the end of the day we felt like we did that. Remains to be seen just how good they will be, but we anxiously will await their presence here in Oakland and also into camp. So, we’re excited. It was a good weekend. We feel good about where we’ve come so far.

Q: Are the D-lineman you drafted projects you can be patient with and bring along slowly?
McKenzie: Yeah, with all these guys, to a certain degree, they’re going to have to be brought along. But yes, the D-linemen, they did get into football late. But they are very good prospects so even though they’re a little raw, we feel like we can coach those guys up and they will eventually be pretty good players.

Q: There’s a report you could sign Matt Leinart, what could he bring to what you’re doing here?
McKenzie: What we’re doing, we’re bringing in Matt Leinart for a tryout. Signing and all of that, that’s secondary. But we’re bringing him in for a tryout.

Q: What do you like about him?
McKenzie: The fact is he’s an experienced quarterback and we just want to take a closer look at him, watch him throw the ball and see how his injury has come around.

Q: How do you evaluate a guy like Bilukidi who was at Georgia State?
McKenzie: Well, for one, it’s not his fault who he plays against. But with that being said, he’s a big man with a great deal of athleticism and he hustles to the ball. You can see that type stuff in watching him play. You can see his ability to move laterally, see his ability to play hard. But yes, playing against some SEC, Pac-12-type players, he did not have that chance to do that. But what you look for, did he dominate at his level? And that he did. Bottom line, he’s a big man with really good athleticism and he plays like he loves to play the game. So, we were down there in the draft and felt like we needed to take a look at him. You know, we had brought him in for a visit and interviewed him, spent a lot of time with him and we felt like we needed to take a further look and get this guy in.

Q: What did you like about Burris and is he the one guy today who has the most chance of making an impact this season?
Allen: I don’t know if he’s the one guy that has the most significant chance of having an impact. But he is one of those guys that we feel like… and Reggie said this from the very beginning, guys. What we wanted to do is we wanted to go out and get quality football players. And that’s what we feel like we got in Burris. I think he’s a tough physical player that’s got good athletic skill, has instincts for the game, plays the game the right way. And that’s really at the end of the day when we looked at it, we said hey, we’ve got a quality football player that’s got a chance to come in and compete for a position on this team and we wanted to try to bring him in here.

Q: How involved were you, Dennis, in the pick-by-pick and what were you emphasizing–let’s get the toughest guy? Something like that?
Allen: First of all, I think Reggie and I, when it got time or it got close to the pick, he and I were in constant communication on where we thought we ought to go with the pick and who was the best player available. And at the end of the day, really, what we went off of was, when we looked at the tape, what players jumped out at us, that were productive, quality football players? And I think everyone of the guys that we were able to pick understood how to play the game, they were tough, they were smart, they were disciplined, they played the game with instincts. Those were the qualities we looked for in a football player. And then they’ve got to be above a certain line athletically, and all these guys were.

Why all the basketball players, Reggie?
McKenzie: “You know, even when college scouts go in and do their research, you see this guy played baseball, this guy played three years of high school basketball. Yes, it helps when you talk about how athletic especially big men are. Do we go in and look for guys who played basketball? No. No. But when we research and get down into the scouting part of it, yes. That’s part of the process. It’s just like when we look at defensive backs – if they play center field and outfield, learning how to track balls, that’s part of scouting. But for a specific sport? We don’t go out looking for basketball players, defensive linemen who can play basketball. That doesn’t give them a boost up in a round, no.”
Allen: “We’re close to having a starting five, though.”

And how about all the players with such strong faith?
McKenzie: “You know what? I think when you talk about high-character guys, how they were brought up, work ethic, I think part of that is kind of reflective on your faith. At least I know it was with me. But did we go out and say we’re going to get faith-based players specifically? No. No. That’s not our intent. But I think just by nature good quality players have a strong foundation in their faith.”

Surprised Criner was still there, and was his speed a red flag?
McKenzie: “Yes, we were surprised that he was still there, but excited that he was. And the speed, it was a factor but it was not a red flag. Because if it was a red flag we probably wouldn’t have taken him. But the guy, for a big guy, he’s quick. So if he was a slow guy with no quickness, it would have been a struggle to get him there.”

How did the trade come about?
McKenzie: “After looking at the board, we felt we could have an opportunity to move down, and pick up, we had quite a few players around that level, so we felt like we could get one of ‘em. And also by picking up another pick, that was just gravy. So if we got a team to do it, we would’ve jumped on it. And we did. So that’s how it went down.”

So you approached them?
McKenzie: “Yes.”

Q: Why didn’t you draft any defensive backs?
Allen: “Well, first of all, I appreciate the guru comment. I don’t know if I classify it as a guru. But, really, at the end of the day, we set out on this process and our goal was to get the best football players we could for this team. If there was a defensive back that was available at the value that we were looking for at that time, then that’s a decision that we would have made. But, really, at the end of the day, we played the board out exactly how we went through the process. That’s a credit to Reggie and the scouting department on how we set the board. And we didn’t panic. We just went right off the board and the best player available was the direction that we went. We feel good about the guys that we picked.”

Q: What are the rules for contact with the rookies between now and the mini camp in two weeks?
McKenzie: “Well, there’s a lot of rules. For fear of not abiding by the rules, I’m going to just leave that alone. Yes, our hands are tied. Now, we’ll get them in in a couple of weeks, as far as the rookie mini camp goes, but it’s hands off. It’s an off-limits-type of thing. Those guys have to be back into their college towns no later than tomorrow night if we would have brought them in today. So, it has to be a short turnaround. Just come in, meet you guys, and they’re pretty much out. That’s the way the league, along with the NCAA, has it. So, it’s for fear of taking these guys out from school. That’s the main purpose. Yeah, we wish we could get them in and do a whole playbook sessions, but we can’t do that.”

Q: What did you learn about Reggie during the draft process, coach?
Allen: “I said it before, and I’m not going to restate it again, other than, I’m just going to say, listen, you get the same guy, no matter what. He’s not going to fold under the pressure, the stress is not going to get to him, he’s got a plan, he’s going to work that plan and, at the end of the day, those are the guys that make the best decisions. The ones that don’t get emotional about making a decision, they have a plan attack, they have a thought process about the way that they’re going to operate and, at the end of the day, they work that plan. And that’s what he did during this draft, and that’s what he’s done with everything since he’s been here.”

Q: What is the latest on Tyvon Branch and Marcel Reece and their tenders?
McKenzie: I haven’t, our contract negotiators have been in contact with them specifically, but communication’s been well. With either of those guys it’s not been an ugly situation. They know we love ‘em and we feel good about our chances of getting them back, hopefully sooner than later. But the communication has really been pretty good.

Q: Neither has been signed?
McKenzie: No, not yet.

Q: Relief that it’s over, knowing you came into this without a lot of picks?
McKenzie: Coming into this thing, knowing that I had two picks, thinking about it was a struggle, because I didn’t want to think about that. But the hope of the possibility of getting compensatory picks, that gave you a brighter outlook, and when we got ‘em, needless to say we were excited. But to come away with six draft picks on the day, we feel great about. Where they came, really doesn’t matter, it’s the fact that we have some draft picks, and, but the anticipation of it, didn’t matter what round, it was exciting. We’re getting ready to pick our guy, and it was constant communication. It was a good process. It was good for me. This was a good weekend.

Q: What caught your eye about Hardy, no football experience at all?
McKenzie: In high school, he played. He was a basketball player in college. For one, the video tape, watching him, in the tryout showed his athleticism, ability to catch the ball, adjust and all that. You can tell his hands are not going to be a problem. And he ran pretty well, the frame, his physical frame, he looks the part. It was one of those deals, let’s see him try out in person. And I sent the scout down and everything was positive, so we brought him up. He’s had a little injury since he’s been up here, and that’s kind of slowed down his progress which he needs a lot of progress, but it’s one of those, `let’s take a look and see’ we know it’s going to be a project, but we’ll try to figure out if it’s going to be a good one or not.

Q: Injury is a minor injury?
McKenzie: Yeah, it’s minor. It’s minor.

Q: Now you have four tight ends. Are you comfortable with four or looking to add one more?
McKenzie: It depends on if something comes available. I’m just not going to let a player that we like that comes on a waiver wire or whatever through a tryout. If it’s a guy we think we can add and upgrade the competition, we’ll add him.

Q: More incentive today to address the defensive side?
McKenzie: I think we went into the draft from day one to address the defense. You got to understand we have a defensive head coach and a defensive-minded general manager, so let’s win on defense. But as the day went, the defensive players were the players that were on the board. So we didn’t intentionally just go defense, defense.

Q: With the two defensive linemen, Christo and Crawford, do you have positions you think they’re going to be at?
Allen: Yeah, right now we’re looking at Christo going inside and playing inside and we’re looking at Crawford as a defensive end.

Q: In terms of Crawford’s leaping ability, he’s batted down a lot of passes at the line of scrimmage, maybe could be used for blocking kicks, is that the kind of thing you look at for something he could be used for?
Allen: Yeah, he’s big, athletic, runs really well. And he’s had some production, and so again we look for versatility in guys and we try to find roles for specific guys and I think as you look at him as we get a chance to work with him, I think we’re going to be able to define a pretty good role for him.

Q: Undrafted free agents?
McKenzie: That will be an on-going process. It’s going as we speak. We’ll wrap this up pretty soon. That process has started prior to us coming down. That thing goes for a while. We are hopeful that we get some good players that way too.

Q: Will this be an all-nighter?
McKenzie: Yes, absolutely.
Allen: Every night is an all-night thing.

Q: What’s the back and forth like with those UDFAs?
McKenzie: Let me tell you something. I’ve been at this for all these years. It’s ongoing until we have the signed document. It is a constant struggle because you have the recruiting part of it. It gets competitive, especially when you’re dealing with contracts, money, opportunity of course. Everybody gets into the recruiting aspect but we have the closer here next to me so we should be fine.

Q: How were you able to sign Hardy before draft?
McKenzie: Technically his draft year was in ’11, 2011. He was technically a street free agent at this point.

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  • J R Myers

    Priesttj Says:
    April 29th, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    YA you don’t know your ass from ahole in the ground I watched both players throughout their careers Locker is a one of the worse mistakes an org could possibly make. Never won NOTHING NOTHING……Pryor took his team to three straight BCS Bowl games winning MVP twice!! He wins games all Locker is, is white………period
    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

    Yep, so he should be good, right?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Buccaneers announce 14 undrafted rookie deals

    Posted by Evan Silva

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday announced that they have finalized contract agreements with 14 undrafted rookies. The players signed are as follows:

    Louisiana-Monroe receiver Luther Ambrose, LSU linebacker Ryan Baker, Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros, South Florida center Chaz Hine, Texas fullback Cody Johnson, Iowa State cornerback Leonard Johnson, Tennessee State defensive tackle Donte’e Nicholls, Boise State receiver Tyler Shoemaker, Ole Miss tackle Bradley Sowell, Arkansas safety Tramain Thomas, West Virginia tight end Tyler Urban, Toledo guard Mike VanDerMeulen, South Florida cornerback Quenton Washington, and Rutgers guard/tackle Desmond Wynn.

  • DMAC

    O Dog
    I think you should of been promoting Burris a bit more, since he did play for SD State. Kid is going to be good.

    O Dog’s draft analysis = D
    lol

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RR,

    I understand that teams are passing more in today’s game, but you still need to stop the run. You can’t be one dimensional in the NFL. We were great at stoping the pass a few years back, we couldn’t stop the run, and how many games did we win? 5!

  • Raidernationdave

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 30th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I give Reggie a B+ in his draft. The only reason he didn’t get an A was because he didn’t draft a NT.

    ***

    @DMAC

    I give Reggie a C-

    still a passing grade
    ++++++++++++++++++

    Solid “B” all day! It could be that they didn’t draft a NT because they are looking at running a hybrid 3-4/4-3.

  • DMAC

    Raidernationdave Says:
    April 30th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 30th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I give Reggie a B+ in his draft. The only reason he didn’t get an A was because he didn’t draft a NT.

    ***

    @DMAC

    I give Reggie a C-

    still a passing grade
    ++++++++++++++++++

    Solid “B” all day! It could be that they didn’t draft a NT because they are looking at running a hybrid 3-4/4-3.
    ===========

    We shall see. The D is an instant upgrade w/out Al calling the plays on D.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DMAC (my brother from another mother)

    I had the guy in my mock draft, so what more do you want?
    I should start charging you people for my analysis and mock drafts.

  • guest123

    I give Reggie a C-

    still a passing grade

    ********

    I give Reggie a solid D,

    still a passing grade

  • guest123

    STUFF THE RUN = WIN THE GAME!!

    **********

    Co-sign!

    And wiffed on two big uglies that dropped on our lap!

    #@$&(*@#$!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    I understand that teams are passing more in today’s game, but you still need to stop the run. You can’t be one dimensional in the NFL. We were great at stoping the pass a few years back, we couldn’t stop the run, and how many games did we win? 5!

    ***

    O,

    couldn’t agree more. we are on the same page here

  • hwnrdr

    Where did Chapman go?

  • HGDaddy
  • r8eray

    I say a “D+”….the + is for Burris and the “D” could be improved by the end of the semester!!

    I’ll give it to their Sophomore-Junior year to give a final grade!

  • bcz24

    1111.hwnrdr Says:
    April 30th, 2012 at 9:25 am
    Where did Chapman go?
    ************
    Indy took him

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    April 30th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    DMAC (my brother from another mother)

    I had the guy in my mock draft, so what more do you want?
    I should start charging you people for my analysis and mock drafts.
    =========

    OK
    I give you a D+ then
    LMAO

  • RaiderRockstar

    SharkCatcher: Kevin Zeitler (Wisconsin)
    1960RAIDER: Doug Martin (Boise State)
    Dhidee99: Nick Perry (USC)
    THE BLACKHOLE: Whitney Mercilus (Illinois)
    Raider Dell: Bruce Irvin (West Virginia)
    ToneMcFresh: Bruce Irvin (West Virginia)
    MikieG: Bruce Irvin (West Virginia)
    J-Raider: Bruce Irvin (West Virginia)
    Violent Hands: Bruce Irvin (West Virginia)
    Que: Bruce Irvin (West Virginia)

    ***

    1st rounders who semi pro’s thought might drop to pick #95

  • RaiderRockstar

    Area Man: Coby Fleener (Stanford)
    Bcz24: Derek Wolfe (Cincy)
    R8derdiehard: Janoris Jenkins (Florida)
    severeraiderz: Janoris Jenkins (Florida)
    RAIDER WEAPON X: Amini Silatolu (Mid Western State)
    RaiderRetribution: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    MartiniRaider: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    DJ Johnny: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    Ghost87: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    71raider: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    Kpark829: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    The Big Banana: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    Hardline: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    No Mas Diamante: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    Elraidmanhattan: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    Gdog: Mychal Kendricks (Cal)
    Raiderman99: Isaiah Pead (Cincinnati)

    ***

    Top 50 picks who semi pro’s thought might drop to pick #95

  • bcz24

    I was very upset that Ta’amu fell to us, but we didn’t take him. In my mind he would have been more immediately impactful than any of our picks.

    I like the “vision” that Reg brought to this draft, but of course as a fan it was hard to watch 6 picks and say “Who?” after all 6… lol. I guess I was just so bummed that Alameda fell to us and we didn’t take him, so that negatively influenced my opinion of the draft.

    I am also VERY saddened that Chris Polk went to the iggles as a UDFA. I would have loved to bring that guy in, I think he will have an awesome career, and would have been a nice compliment to DMAC.

  • bcz24

    Yeah I was mad that Dungver took my guy in Wolfe, but I liked that they reached for him.

  • Raidernationdave

    I don’t see that the Raiders biggest concern was DL as much as it was the LB’ing corps. No need for the ‘big uglies’as much as there was a need to stop 3rd down conversions on 3rd and 6-8 situations.

    3rd and mid-range was the Raiders Achilles Heel all year long.

  • DMAC

    Can u hear me now?
    testing
    testing

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    LOL DMAC.

  • horrordude0215

    Overall, I think we had a solid draft. B- to C+ Range. Don’t think we’re going to see the late round steal like we had in the past two with Moore or Ford, but I could see Burris making an impact.

  • DMAC

    OK looks like we’re finally back

  • DMAC

    Nevermind that

  • Carl Weathers

    Testing…

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Our steal of the draft could be undrafted.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Cork take a few days off?

  • aig-raiders

    where’s that dude MISTIC who used to come on here telling all of us we’re fakers because we doubted JC? My hunch says he is using a new alias on here. I’m guessing he is “al is the raiders” dude.

  • aig-raiders

    Cristo is the steal of draft imo.

  • DMAC

    Christo is so athletic for his size it scary. Dude lined up everywhere in college. DA and company have something stored for this kid.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Watched Burris highlight today. He seems like a high motor dude and seems to have a good feel for where the ball is going. Looks pretty fast as well.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Players drafted #51-94 that Reggie didn’t have a shot at:

    DT42: Brock Osweiler (Arizona State)
    Raider Till I Die: Lavonte David (Nebraska)
    RaiderDebo: LaMichael James (Oregon)
    Just Fire Baby: Casey Heyward (Vanderbilt)
    Elstrano5: Casey Heyward (Vanderbilt)
    JLofty: Trumaine Johnson (Montana)
    LA to TheBay: Josh Robinson (USF)
    Qodrn1: Josh Robinson (USF)
    Mark Clemens: Josh Robinson (USF)
    Plunketthead: Josh Robinson (USF)
    RaidO: Josh Robinson (USF)
    Potato Head: Olivier Vernon (Miami)
    Wabash Cannonball: Olivier Vernon (Miami)
    RaiderFanMikeP: Donald Stephenson (Oklahoma)
    Guest123: Demario Davis (Arkansas State)
    DarthPhillyraider215: Demario Davis (Arkansas State)
    Raiderjhawk: Demario Davis (Arkansas State)
    Poprox13: Demario Davis (Arkansas State)
    Neilb: Demario Davis (Arkansas State)
    Mel Kiper Jr: Michael Egnew (Missouri)
    Seymour Bush: Michael Egnew (Missouri)
    Ghost to the Post: Jamell Fleming (Oklahoma)
    I90 Raider: Tyrone Crawford (Boise St)
    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL: Tyrone Crawford (Boise St)
    Big Foot is a size 11: Tyrone Crawford (Boise St)
    Bo Schembechler Jackson: Mike Martin (Michigan)
    SilverAndBlackBleeder: Mike Martin (Michigan)
    Raidernationdave: Mike Martin (Michigan)
    RaiderFanFromJersey: Mike Martin (Michigan)
    Anallpro24: Mike Martin (Michigan)
    Beach: Mike Martin (Michigan)
    La Milicia Negra: Mike Martin (Michigan)
    Dougie Doug: Mike Martin (Michigan)
    JB: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Raiderzmaverick: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    DennisAllensVisor: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Raiderjambo: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Cranberry: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    SR Raider: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Da Trinity: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Huose Fly: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Zymurge: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    NavyRaider: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    504 Raider: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    CanuckRaider: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Toolnutz: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Cranium Rash: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Ordinary Joe: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Bad News Dude: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Raider O: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Leaky Pete: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Arkraider: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    The Colonel Loves Chicken: Sean Spence (Miami U)
    Downsouthraider: Brandon Thompson (Clemson)
    SouthTexasRaider: Brandon Thompson (Clemson)

  • DMAC

    So everyone struck out in the draft?

  • hwnrdr

    Ok, back…thought I got banned for a minute…

  • DMAC

    Alameda to Pitts sux.

  • DMAC

    hwnrdr Says:
    April 30th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Ok, back…thought I got banned for a minute…
    =========

    me 2
    I was like…….
    What did I do?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    what bothers me is every team in the west got faster bogger abd stronger, except for oakland

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I was banned too.

  • DKnight007

    I give McK solid points for picking positions of need and for depth purposes. I’m was happy he didn’t draft any DB’s or CB’s and finally stayed within the trenches, picked two LB’s and a big body possession type of WR who has good hands and can run routes.

    However, I wish he would taken Taamu or R Lewis with that first pick ahead of the OLine guy. But we do need depth on OLine, especially for the ZBS scheme being brought back.

    I think the key on whether or not this draft will be successful, will be if the two DLinmen, Crawford and Bilukidi pan out.

    I’m not really worried about Bergstrom, Burris, Criner or Stupar. I think those guys are football players and will contribute in some way shape or form.

    Crawford and Bilukidi are the developmental guys, that are maybe considered the boom or bust type.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    WR need to get Bogger!! That’s for sure!

  • hwnrdr

    I noticed that too…the rest of the West got bigger…not sure what bogger is though…lol

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    We got 3 starters (Utah G, Burris, and Criner) IMO and some guys with potential to develop. That sounds good for a normal draft, and we did it without a 1st or 2nd round picks.
    I give Reggie a B-.

  • Just Win Baby

    Already starting, huh? lmao

  • RaiderRockstar

    Reggie picked Tony Bergstrom at #95 over these guys in Round 4:

    Deja vu: Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
    Sacraiderfan: Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
    408RAIDER: Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
    Suprafresh: Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
    The Oracle: Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
    PercEpTivE: Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
    Mcfadden20.: Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
    Raider J: Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
    Just Win Baby: Robert Turbin (Utah State)
    ELWAYs TEETH: Robert Turbin (Utah State)
    Kvnbntly: Robert Turbin (Utah State)
    R8eray: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Hwnrdr: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    DMAC: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Thec: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    No Lo: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Wasbanned: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    ArmChair GM: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Plumbers Crack: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    valleyflyin: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    909RaiderLifer: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Raiderlization: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Papertiger418: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Raidertbone: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    R8dercain: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Yo Raiders: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    BigZ@CSM: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Horrordude0215: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    1960AutumnWind: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Raidertalk: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Lowdown_in_Beijing: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Inonewordraider: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Jesusraiderjim: Alameda Ta’amu (Washington)
    Dakota: Ladarius Green (Louisiana-Lafayette)
    RaiderSam: Kyle Wilber (Wake Forest)
    Marley Bob: Orson Charles (Georgia)
    Raiderinparadise: Keenan Robinson (Texas)
    Sweep The Leg: James Johnson (Nevada)
    Tjbwall: Ronnell Lewis (Oklahoma U)
    765Raiders: Ronnell Lewis (Oklahoma U)
    Raiderboi18: Ronnell Lewis (Oklahoma U)

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Future starters. I don’t think we should give these kids anything, they have to earn it, but I think 3 of them will be future starters.

  • Just Win Baby

    I wouldn’t speculate that any of them will even make it through pre season until I see them take a snap with pads on.

  • hwnrdr

    Ok, what’s going on with this site???

  • RaiderRockstar

    Reggie picked Miles Burris at #129 over these guys in Round 5:

    Twocents: Greg Childs (Arkansas)
    RaiderRockstar: Josh Chapman (Alabama)
    Carl Weathers: Josh Chapman (Alabama)
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  • DMAC

    Who’s cool w/ bringing in Leinart as a potential #2 or competition for TP?