Why B.J. Raji Will Be A Oakland Raider Next Month
And this is why.We know the Lions have the #1 pick and now that they have traded for Julian Peterson they will not take Curry here.
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Since: May 07
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#1 Mar 15, 2009
The last DT that we drafted that was top notch (by that I mean represented us in the Pro Bowl) was the late Darrell Russell. Rod Coleman was drafted 2 years later and became a pro bowler after he left Oakland, but other than that, what happened to all the other DTs we've drafted since then. Grady Jackson was a great compliment to Russell, but we let him get away in FA when Russell got suspended for drugs. Then year after we drafted Russell and Jackson, We drafted Leon Bender and he died a month later. Then there was Junior Ioane and was good on rotation at best. Then Antajj Hawthorne who was just a practice squad project. Since the departure of Russell-Jackson with Coleman rotating in on passing downs, we still had Coleman rotating in on passing downs with John Parella and Sam Adams the next year. The following year we cut Adams for cap space and replaced him with Dana Stubblefield, who was a major down grade. After that we let Coleman go in free agency and brought in Ted Washington and Warren Sapp with high expectations and they didn't quite meet them plus Tommy Kelly joined us as an undrafted rookie FA. Now Kelly is emerging and needs a bigger body next to him to compliment his ability to get into the backfield and I think Raji can get the job done, but I'm also still open to giving Tank Johnson a chance.
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