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Slide show: Potential No. 1 picks for the Oakland Raiders

Will West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith be a viable option for the Raiders with the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NFL draft?


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Jon Becker

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    If Star Lotulelei’s heart checks out medically, there’s not much disputing that he should be our pick if we don’t trade down.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    FIRE CORKY NOW.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Slide down in the draft reggie…get more picks may be your redfro self’s best option

  • rediaR

    I wasn’t convinced on Star before the heart thing came out.

  • The Big Banana

    The ibabuzz blog woke up? Well good morning!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Ansah lost in translation looking ass aint on the slideshow?

  • theghostronin79

    I don’t think we us our #3 on anybody

    RM: “I likes my picks”

  • inonewordraider

    stars the best dt prospect since suh, know one can handle him one on one free’s up everyone else to make a play, and he plays nasty/dominates good competition. moore it turns out is slow. who else do you want geno? a short guard Warmack? Joeckel when we already have a LT?

  • theghostronin79

    More picks,

    That’s who I want

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Xraided Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    DT/NT = FA = best value!
    you get experience, something that’s sorely needed in that position if you want to fix the front lines. that’s why i like Sopaga as a hole plugger. just ask Willis and Bowman as he frees them up, just the same as Justin Smith does for them on the edge.
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    Yes best value…Knighton,Branch or Hill…..damn Sopaga…i hate 49ers and on top of that he cant play 4-3 NT

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    Inonewordraider Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    stars the best dt prospect since suh, know one can handle him one on one free’s up everyone else to make a play, and he plays nasty/dominates good competition. moore it turns out is slow. who else do you want geno? a short guard Warmack? Joeckel when we already have a LT?
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    Suh is a UT plain and simple

    Moore is slow or ran a slow 40? Anyhow Brandon Spikes ran a slow 40….sure didnt hurt him as a player

    Bet ya Moore runs a 4.7 at his pro day

  • inonewordraider

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:48 pm
    Xraided Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    DT/NT = FA = best value!
    you get experience, something that’s sorely needed in that position if you want to fix the front lines. that’s why i like Sopaga as a hole plugger. just ask Willis and Bowman as he frees them up, just the same as Justin Smith does for them on the edge.
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    Yes best value…Knighton,Branch or Hill…..damn Sopaga…i hate 49ers and on top of that he cant play 4-3 NT
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    tell that to the patriots when they drafted wilfork

  • Raider E

    12 reps? That is just sad….Lets draft Moore and give him TK’s old locker….

    One of the biggest days of Moore’s life and he sacks up for a dozen….

    PATHETIC!!!!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Inonewordraider Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:48 pm
    Xraided Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    DT/NT = FA = best value!
    you get experience, something that’s sorely needed in that position if you want to fix the front lines. that’s why i like Sopaga as a hole plugger. just ask Willis and Bowman as he frees them up, just the same as Justin Smith does for them on the edge.
    ************************************

    Yes best value…Knighton,Branch or Hill…..damn Sopaga…i hate 49ers and on top of that he cant play 4-3 NT
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    tell that to the patriots when they drafted wilfork
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    Pats were a 3-4 team when they took Wilfork….there run hybrid now

    Thanks for comparing Sopaga with the top NT run stuffer in the nfl lol

  • RaidingTexas

    Bill Williamson @espn_afcwest 4m
    Breaking news: #Raiders talking to Mike Holmgren about possible leadership role.

    WTF???

  • Raider E

    Joeckel is an accomplished run blocker, struggles in the pass game….He needs to defer to the right side….

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Raider E Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    12 reps? That is just sad….Lets draft Moore and give him TK’s old locker….

    One of the biggest days of Moore’s life and he sacks up for a dozen….

    PATHETIC!!!!
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    day 1 Moore would be our best RDE since Lance Johnstone

    and he sure looked weak on tape vs SEC Tackles huh?

  • RaidingTexas

    Bill Williamson @espn_afcwest 0s
    #Raiders Mine and John Clayton’s report up soon on Holmgren talks. Blog to come.

    WOW

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    RaidingTexas Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:54 pm
    Bill Williamson @espn_afcwest 4m
    Breaking news: #Raiders talking to Mike Holmgren about possible leadership role.

    WTF???
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    Holy schit….for what? Offensively philosophy wont mesh with Greg Olson’s for sure

  • RaidingTexas

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    RaidingTexas Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:54 pm
    Bill Williamson @espn_afcwest 4m
    Breaking news: #Raiders talking to Mike Holmgren about possible leadership role.

    WTF???
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    Holy schit….for what? Offensively philosophy wont mesh with Greg Olson’s for sure

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    Maybe a higher level operational role. I have no idea. Just those two tweets from Bill at ESPN so far.

  • Raider E

    day 1 Moore would be our best RDE since Lance Johnstone

    and he sure looked weak on tape vs SEC Tackles huh?

    ———————–

    He ain’t gonna be playing any SEC tackles next year. Well maybe a couple that have matured and will slap the sh*t outta him. The dude was totally unprepared for the combine. He didn’t even show that he has enough speed to make up for his substandard bench game.

  • Silvertongue

    Bill Williamson ‏@espn_afcwest
    Breaking news: #Raiders talking to Mike Holmgren about possible leadership role.

  • Plunketthead

    Holgram? What on earth for? To interfere with reg?

    Meddlesome mark

  • inonewordraider

    another gruden connection, yeah i said it

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    Raider E Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:58 pm
    day 1 Moore would be our best RDE since Lance Johnstone

    and he sure looked weak on tape vs SEC Tackles huh?

    ———————–

    He ain’t gonna be playing any SEC tackles next year. Well maybe a couple that have matured and will slap the sh*t outta him. The dude was totally unprepared for the combine. He didn’t even show that he has enough speed to make up for his substandard bench game.
    ************************************88

    True but…..if he shows way better at his pro day then the combine results wont mean schit

  • DutchRaider77

    23.Plunketthead Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    Holgram? What on earth for? To interfere with reg?

    Meddlesome mark

    _________________________________

    The Williamson story makes it sound like BigMac and Holgram are buddies.

  • RaidingTexas

    Plunketthead Says:

    Meddlesome mark

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    Gawd I hope not. Holmgren and Reggie worked together in Green Bay. Let’s hope he’s behind this.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Inonewordraider Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    another gruden connection, yeah i said it
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    Yeah very sad

  • RaidingTexas

    Inonewordraider Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    another gruden connection, yeah i said it

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    A million or so Cowgirls fans think Jerry Jones is building out Gruden’s future staff. Keep dreaming.

  • rediaR

    Inonewordraider Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    stars the best dt prospect since suh, know one can handle him one on one free’s up everyone else to make a play, and he plays nasty/dominates good competition. moore it turns out is slow. who else do you want geno? a short guard Warmack? Joeckel when we already have a LT?
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    I’ve never been high on Moore and have always seen Geno as somewhat of a worst case scenario for this draft. A dominant guard with great leverage Warmack? Yes please. Joeckel: I wouldn’t jump up and down for a RT but I wouldn’t be disappointed. I’d also be good with diving into the pool of pass rushers. Jordan could be a stud for instance. I don’t hate Star, I just don’t see him as anything more than just another guy at the top of a crapshoot top-weak draft.

  • FutureRaiderScout

    Theghostronin79 Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    More picks,

    That’s who I want
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    I definitely agree with this. Especially considering that we do fairly well drafting solid d-linemen later in the draft. eg Lamar Houston & Shonasty. I think we can find two guys in this years draft we can throw into the rotation.

    REMEMBER — we like how our DT prospect from last year (Bilukidi) is looking. He can fill some of the void there.

    DRAFT PICKS — The more the merrier. Especially in a draft that’s VERY solid in the latter rounds. Look at how the Patriots have been able to sustain success over such a long period of time, and they are known to stockpile draft picks… The proof is in the pudding.

  • Raider E

    True but…..if he shows way better at his pro day then the combine results wont mean schit

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    I actually wanted to find a way to trade down and get this guy before today. Pro Day can certainly save him, but is he lazy or something? One would think he is stronger and faster than the combine results illustrate.

  • inonewordraider

    so if we trade down, what do you guys think about jonathan cooper, kenny vacarro and jarvis jones?

  • DJ Johnny

    Inonewordraider Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    another gruden connection, yeah i said it

    Keep saying it. I don’t care if it’s true or not.

  • rediaR

    Raider E Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    True but…..if he shows way better at his pro day then the combine results wont mean schit

    ———————————-

    I actually wanted to find a way to trade down and get this guy before today. Pro Day can certainly save him, but is he lazy or something? One would think he is stronger and faster than the combine results illustrate.
    ———————
    His sister was kidnapped by Romanian mafia. If he got got more than 12 reps, well… bad things.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    lmao…now mike holmgren is coming to get rid of shrek…do it mark do it!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    cap is higher 123 mil no matter mccheap wants scrubs playing in oakland…

  • Follow the B@uceman

    If Holmgren does indeed come on board….he is some QB guru….do you think he would like Palmer going forward

    And how would the front office fight between Reggie and Mike be when the errand boy brings back that slab of ribs from Everett and Jones?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RediaR Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    Raider E Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    True but…..if he shows way better at his pro day then the combine results wont mean schit

    ———————————-

    I actually wanted to find a way to trade down and get this guy before today. Pro Day can certainly save him, but is he lazy or something? One would think he is stronger and faster than the combine results illustrate.
    ———————
    His sister was kidnapped by Romanian mafia. If he got got more than 12 reps, well… bad things.
    ***********************

    LMAO

  • DJ Johnny

    The difference between this Holmgren stuff and the Gruden rumor is the Gruden stuff came from that dweeb Hub Arkush and no one else..THIS coming from ESPN-Williamson and Clayton has more legs…and reality attached to it.

    Reggie worked closely (I’d assume) w/ Holmgren in building GB from ’92 onward so there’s that connection for sure…but what role? To take over Joey Clinkscales gig as Pres. of Player Personnel?

    You don’t have to worry about the cap when it comes to hiring coaches and front office staff so I assume Mark could open the checkbook up for him.

    Holmgren DID take GB to TWO (2) SB appearances and one of the better runs of winning in modern NFL history, and then went to Seattle and got them to the big game….and were robbed of the Lombardi imo.

    Stay tuned I guess.

  • rediaR

    DJ Johnny Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Holmgren DID take GB to TWO (2) SB appearances and one of the better runs of winning in modern NFL history, and then went to Seattle and got them to the big game….and were robbed of the Lombardi imo.
    ——————–
    One of the worst reffed playoff games I’ve seen.

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    When KrappyRat gets back from the gym he’s going to pitch an Old Troll tent in excitement

    His precious blog has 2 new posts and once again the Troll has reason to live

    This is so great for K-Rat, I really am happy for him

    Ha Ha, totally kidding bros

    BEEEECH DIGGITY GETTIN MO WIGGITY

  • DJ Johnny

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    If Holmgren does indeed come on board….he is some QB guru….do you think he would like Palmer going forward

    And how would the front office fight between Reggie and Mike be when the errand boy brings back that slab of ribs from Everett and Jones?

    LMAO.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    The Beeech Diggity Dawg Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    When KrappyRat gets back from the gym he’s going to pitch an Old Troll tent in excitement

    His precious blog has 2 new posts and once again the Troll has reason to live

    This is so great for K-Rat, I really am happy for him

    Ha Ha, totally kidding bros

    BEEEECH DIGGITY GETTIN MO WIGGITY
    *************************************88

    Beecher…since its the end of the combine can you come with some wicked fresh funky dope bars to transition us into the free agency period?

    I mean bars so clean it will make Eric B and Rakim make a reply album?

  • DJ Johnny

    RediaR Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Holmgren DID take GB to TWO (2) SB appearances and one of the better runs of winning in modern NFL history, and then went to Seattle and got them to the big game….and were robbed of the Lombardi imo.
    ——————–
    One of the worst reffed playoff games I’ve seen.

    It was. People talk about how “classy” Pittsburgh is over the years and I think they’ve been one of the dirtiest cheap shot teams in the league and far from “classy”.

    You’ve got Roethlisberger the accused rapist as the “face” of the org, then cheap shot artist James Harrison, and let’s not forget one of the worst offenders of them all in Ryan Mundy..who has a history of head hunting.

    Then you have Tomlin smirking on the sideline after the DHB hit.

    They were lucky against AZ in the SB and against Seattle too.

    “The Rooney’s are so wonderful”. Whatever.

  • FutureRaiderScout

    MIKE HOLMGREN —
    Well Respected QB Coach = a plus for both Palmer and
    Pryor

    Won 2 super bowls so he knows what a winning team should look like. In 17 seasons he only has had 3 losing seasons.

    Worked with many other well respected guys around the league like JON GRUDEN (yes we all know this), Steve Mariucci, Jim Mora, Dick Juron, Andy Reid,

    I think it can only benefit the team to add a guy like Holmgren.

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    Brian the Genital, when your grandpappy KrappyRat goes to the gym, what does he do exactly?

    If he even stepped on a moving treadmill he’d surely shatter his hip

    The only weight he can lift is a bottle of Malibu Rum

    And there’s no way he squeeze those love handles through the door of the steam room

    Does he pay a full membership just to pass out for a few hours on the couch in the lobby?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    FutureRaiderScout Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    MIKE HOLMGREN —
    Well Respected QB Coach = a plus for both Palmer and
    Pryor

    Won 2 super bowls so he knows what a winning team should look like. In 17 seasons he only has had 3 losing seasons.

    Worked with many other well respected guys around the league like JON GRUDEN (yes we all know this), Steve Mariucci, Jim Mora, Dick Juron, Andy Reid,

    I think it can only benefit the team to add a guy like Holmgren.
    ****************************

    He also knows what a winning QB looks like…..Palmer need not apply

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Leadership role ?

    Have no idea what that means.

    But I do know that some leadership is going to be needed to find a replacement for Tits after 2013.

    Jury is still out on whether Regina can draft players, but he sure whiffed on choosing a HC.

    Heck, if we’re lucky, Tits won’t even make it through 2013.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    The Beeech Diggity Dawg Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    Brian the Genital, when your grandpappy KrappyRat goes to the gym, what does he do exactly?

    If he even stepped on a moving treadmill he’d surely shatter his hip

    The only weight he can lift is a bottle of Malibu Rum

    And there’s no way he squeeze those love handles through the door of the steam room

    Does he pay a full membership just to pass out for a few hours on the couch in the lobby?
    *********************************

    Beecher, couldnt tell ya since Michael Kelly is not related to me. My grandma is black…sorry