Top 10 Oakland Raiders draft mistakes

Apr 2, 2009 Full story: San Francisco Examiner

Over the years, the Raiders have had many great draft steals, but they have also made more than their share of mistakes.

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#1 Apr 2, 2009
I agree with this guy to a certain extent, but here's my top 10 Raider draft mistakes
1. Todd Marinovich...Need I say anymore
2. 7th overall pick and Napolean Harris for Randy Moss...We could've had a Demarcus Ware or Shawn Merriman with that 7th overall pick and losing Harris made us thin at LB plus Moss never lived up to expectations
3. Michael Huff...We had other holes to fill and better players to fill them with available to us
4. Marc Wilson...big disappointment
5. Quentin Moses...High expectations and couldn't make it out of camp
6. La'Roi Glover...As he said, not so much drafting him, but cutting him after 1 year and he became an all pro
7. Rickey Dudley...Was best known for his butterfingers
8. Eldridge Dickey...Only played 3 seasons with us while the other QB we took in the next round became our all time passing leader
9. John Clay...Never started an NFL game after taken in round 1 in 1987
10. Bob Buczkowski...Never started an NFL game after taken in round 1 in 1986

What I disagreed with him on...
When we traded Randy Moss, I think we should've gotten more than just a 4th rounder for him, but it was good for our team to get him off it. Napolean Harris and Phillip Buchannon were both great players; they just became disgruntled with the organization and both have had trouble being starters elsewhere. You can't call drafting Leon Bender a mistake because nobody had any idea that he was gonna die the next week. I thought Matt Stinchcomb was pretty good at guard, I just think he wanted to leave Oakland after Gruden left because when he left he reunited with Gruden in Tampa Bay. Then Teyo Johnson I thought was a decent second tight end but cutting him and trading Doug Jolley left us with no tight ends at all and we've been very thin there ever since until we drafted Zach Miller.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#2 Apr 4, 2009
I nearly agree with this guy 100% on our top 10 draft steals. The one that I don't agree on is Ronald Curry. I'd replace him with Rod Coleman. Coleman was a solid interior pass rusher that many opposing teams didn't acount for. He was a major pass rushing force in the middle during our playoff runs in the early 2000s and was a bigger piece of the Oakland Raiders than Ronald Curry ever was.
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#3 Apr 5, 2009
Jamarcus better improve this season or you can add him to that list. He has more bad moments than good but I'm not throwing him to the wolves just yet. 2009 must be improved or get rid of him.

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