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Raiders trading down?

Several reports mention the Raiders as the team being targeted by other teams interested in moving up in the first round of the NFL draft’s first round today so that they can get their hands on Oakand’s No. 3 pick.
It’s important to note that none of the reports cites named sources and that Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie gave no indication Tuesday in a news conference whether he wants out of No. 3.
Of course, it makes sense for teams to call the Raiders because the Raiders are in dire need of adding a slew of players to a roster in the midst of a major overhaul, and not just one top-teir guy.
Teams mentioned as being interested in trading up to No. 3 include the Detroit Lions at No. 5, the Cleveland Browns (No. 6), the Arizona Cardinals (No. 7) and the Miami Dolphins (No. 12).
The thinking goes, the Browns and Lions are high on Brigham Young defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and the Cardinals and Dolphins want to make sure they get one of the three offensive tackles expected to go within the top 10 — Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson.
If the Raiders bite, they surely could recoup a second-round pick, which they are without as a result of the trade for quarterback Carson Palmer in 2011, and possibly more, especially if they get multiple teams vying for the third pick.
McKenzie said he has a pretty good idea on which player the Raiders are going to get at No. 3 if they opt against a trade down. He just might be able to get a comparable player at, say, No. 5, No. 6 or No. 7, as well as one or more additional picks in this year’s draft.
So, let the speculation begin, as the first round nears — it starts at 5 p.m. PDT — and McKenzie’s time for contemplation runs out.

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  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    R8RDave Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:26 am
    DA’s visor, give it a rest.
    $$$$$$$$$$

    Why? It’s draft day and he is posting his mock draft.

    Good Job DAV. Keep up the good work. Maybe one day you can be as good as me. lol

  • StarUkulele

    DJ Johnny Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:21 am
    StarUkulele Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:15 am
    I CALLED IT!!!

    Are the guy who said he looked like a kid on xmas morning?

    Ha. Dang you were spot on. It’s first thing he said.

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    Lol…

  • R8RDave

    @301, just put it together and post it. We don’t need to see it fifty times in one thread.

  • DJ Johnny

    StarUkulele Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:12 am
    DA looks like a little kid about to open up his presents on Christmas morning!!

    You wouldn’t happen to have a take on the winning Illinois lottery numbers for tonight would you?

  • The_Judge37

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:28 am
    new post, dont tell DAV.. let him finish his mock HERE

    -

    Fk it i’m going to stick it out here. Between the two dbags posting their 2 page lists, there’s not much conversation going on in the new thread anyways.

  • Football Coach

    DJ Johnny Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Not ripping on Reggie when I say this, but while everyone is feeling sorry for Reggie and his depleted roster it was he who depleted it. No one was holding gun to his head.

    Maybe it was the right thing to do..but remember he wasn’t handed the aforementioned depleted roster.

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    Which overpaid scrub would you have kept?

  • SnBG

    DJ Johnny Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:27 am
    Not ripping on Reggie when I say this, but while everyone is feeling sorry for Reggie and his depleted roster it was he who depleted it. No one was holding gun to his head.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    The salary cap was holding a 357 Magnum to his head

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    Round 6, Pick 8 (176) (From Titans through Vikings and Cardinals)
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    It only seems right that we trade this pick. It’s been touched by too many lol

  • The_Judge37

    It speaks to Reggie’s inabilty to negotiate the fact that he wasn’t able to restructure any players contract.

  • SnBG

    If Det and Az want to trade with the Raiders that would be great. If the only team that wants to trade with the R’s is Maimi say no and take Star.

  • The_Judge37

    What’s wrong with Miami’s pick.

  • Kaine

    @ Dan78,

    Kaine = Starlite Lotulelei, DL, Utah

  • SnBG

    The_Judge37 Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:38 am
    It speaks to Reggie’s inabilty to negotiate the fact that he wasn’t able to restructure any players contract.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Like I said. Cap Eastwood was holding a 357 Magnum to his head

  • SnBG

    Maimi is to far down in the draft. We won’t be able to take Star or Jordan or Ansah. If you’re going to go for it in the 1st rnd then go for the best.

  • The_Judge37

    Every high priced player that left signed for the league min. While i can accept the fact that most don’t even deserve that, Reggie should’ve been able renegotiate them close to that.

  • The_Judge37

    Well I seriously doubt we’ll get anything of real value from a team looking to trade up 2 spots.

  • JLofty

    Our beloved Cork, always breakin’ it FIRST!

  • The_Judge37

    JLofty Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:46 am
    Our beloved Cork, always breakin’ it FIRST!
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    This site really fell off after Corky. No wonder they demoted him and promoted Jerry to Print

  • r8rwill

    Nation good afternoon, today i the day…Mr inonewordRAIDERS will you please put me down for. STAR….

  • SnBG

    Looks to me like Reg did just fine so far and got rid of the high priced mal contents and old Seymour. The key guys signed for bigger money than the cap would allow. Otherwise he done some nice upgrading.

    http://walterfootball.com/offseason2013oak.php

  • DKnight007

    SnBG Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:44 am
    Maimi is to far down in the draft. We won’t be able to take Star or Jordan or Ansah. If you’re going to go for it in the 1st rnd then go for the best.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    I think trading down to Miami’s spot would be just fine.

    Remember the key is aquiring more picks.

    At 12, Raiders can take the best BPA go with Richardson, Warmack, Cooper, Werner, or Austin.

    They can even trade down from 12!

  • SnBG

    Trade with Det gets a 5 in the 1st, a 4 in the 2nd and maybe another 3rd rnd pick if we are lucky.

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Since it seems like the Browns & Lions are hell bent on leap frogging the Eagles perhaps the Raiders can then draft Lance Johnson @ that point &, with the added bonus of the high second round pick trade back into the first round to draft Hayden.

    After all, there is no guarantee that Hayden would have gone in the sixth spot on merit; this would effectively hamstring Reggie’s attempts @ garnering more draft picks, which is his alleged preference, but adding two quality picks for the ROT & a corner spot will no doubt improve the Raiders talent base & render them more competative. They presently have @ least four players that can presently play Dt & three that can play DE (albeit some of the aforementioned, like Houston can play both) & teams are notoriously effective @ drafting NT types (block eaters) later in the draft.

    Now, this would not benefit their efforts @ obtaining a coveted edge rusher & puts more pressure on Crawford & Cristo to develop. But this is a process, right? Perhaps with a relatively dominant & young OLine to build upon (along with an up & coming secondary) the Raiders would have less weaknesses to address say, next year?

  • SnBG

    A trade with Az would get us a 7 in the 1st and a 6 in the 2nd and a possible 7 in the 3rd. Maimi would get us a 10 in the 2nd and 15 maybe in the 3rd.

  • dondiraider

    TRADE GONNA HAPPEN…HE WILL TAKE THE BEST OFFER…. 8:30PM EST WILL BE FUN AS WE REWORK OUR DRAFT BOARD!!! GO RAIDERS!!!

  • DKnight007

    SnBG Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:57 am
    Trade with Det gets a 5 in the 1st, a 4 in the 2nd and maybe another 3rd rnd pick if we are lucky.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    No way Detroit gives us their 3rd to move up a few spots.

    We would be lucky to even get Detroits 2nd rounder.

    If anything, Detroit would want give their 3rd and that would be fine, if they also gave their 4th and next years 2nd rounder. Lol!

  • DKnight007

    SnBG Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    A trade with Az would get us a 7 in the 1st and a 6 in the 2nd and a possible 7 in the 3rd. Maimi would get us a 10 in the 2nd and 15 maybe in the 3rd.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Zona is not going to want to give up their 3rd rounder as well.

    Too much to ask Zona to give up!

    If we can Zonas #7 pick, their 2nd rounder and maybe their 4th.

    Then Reggie should jump on it.

    Can’t be too greedy.

  • dr ice 2012

    my pick trade down and trade down some more if stuck at 3 fischer then make some1 pay dearly to get em if not oh well r oline will b pretty damn good