The Raiders traded the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night to the Miami Dolphins.
The Raiders received Miami’s 12th pick in the first round and a second-round pick, No. 42. The Dolphins used the third pick to select Oregon outside linebacker Dion Jordan.
The Raiders entered the draft without a second-round draft pick, having sent it to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for quarterback Carson Palmer in 2011.
Considering most draft analysts felt there wasn’t a big disparity in talent from the first half of the first round to the second, it was worthwhile for Oakland to get the second-round pick lost in the Palmer deal.