NFL Mock Draft 2011: Predicting the Oakland Raiders' Selections

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What a confusing topic. For years now, Al Davis and the Raiders have been criticized for more than questionable selections in the NFL Draft, particularly in the first-round. See, Oakland tends to make their decision based more on measurables than actual statistics from actual football games.

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#1 Mar 19, 2011
I'm having a hard time coming up with a mock draft. I dont' know if it's because we don't have a first round pick or the lockout. Plus I really don't know how many picks we have...I know we don't have a first rounder, so assuming we have at least one in the rest of the rounds here it goes

2. Stefan Wisnewski C/G penn St
3. Shane Vereen RB Cal
4. Demarcus Van Dyke CB Miami
5. Jake Kirkpatrick OL TCU
6. Kenneth Wiggins OT Fresno St
7. Lee Smith TE Marshall

I really don't know anything about alot of the draft prospects this year. I know Wisnewski has expressed intrest in the Raiders and the Raiders have expressed interest in Vereen with Michael Bush's status up in the air.

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Since: Jan 11

Longwood, FL

#2 Mar 21, 2011
Honestly, i like both of these drafts. OT, OG, C and CB all need young blood. I would love a nice run blocking guard and another OT that could bookend with Veldeer. But, like we all know and fear, Nnamdi is likely gone to FA and we need another corner pretty badly.

Texas Raider, i did the the Shane Vereen pick FYI, i do think another young RB will help since McFadden is def. injury prone. Check out Daniel Thomas:



I was consistently impressed with him these last two years. He runs like a throwback RB. Tosses, sweeps, A and B gap running. I think he fits VERY well with our power principles.

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Hector the Projector

Spring Hill, FL

#3 Mar 21, 2011
Al Davis has a surprise pick. Watch the Raiders take OL Quinton McWhiggers from Montana State.

Clever move.

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Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#4 Apr 12, 2011
so far the RAIDERS have looked at
nevada (QB) colin kaepernick
university of colorado (CB) jimmy smith
ohio state (G) bryant browning
university of miami (CB) demarcus van dyke
all positions we need but which one will come first? so far it looks like two (cb's) on the list.
it looks like nnamdi won't be back but who knows? but with two (cb's) on the list it kind of tells you something.
GO RAIDERS 2011!!!

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#5 Apr 12, 2011
You know CB is Al Davis's favorite position. I don't think he's taking any chances just in case he loses Nnamdi. There's still the off chance Nnamdi will return, but nobody knows anything for sure.

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Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#6 Apr 15, 2011
TexasRaider wrote:
You know CB is Al Davis's favorite position. I don't think he's taking any chances just in case he loses Nnamdi. There's still the off chance Nnamdi will return, but nobody knows anything for sure.
okay, we all pretty much know al davis likes (cb's) which damarcus and vandyke have visited RAIDERS already but a (RB)? word on cbs sports has it that RAIDERS have had some kind of a comunication with eastern washington (rb) taiwan jones either by contact or phone but this guy ran a 4.28 and 4.35 in the 40. i never thought for a moment that we would be taking that route because of bush and d-mac but?
GO RAIDERS 2011!!!

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#7 Apr 17, 2011
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
<quoted text>okay, we all pretty much know al davis likes (cb's) which damarcus and vandyke have visited RAIDERS already but a (RB)? word on cbs sports has it that RAIDERS have had some kind of a comunication with eastern washington (rb) taiwan jones either by contact or phone but this guy ran a 4.28 and 4.35 in the 40. i never thought for a moment that we would be taking that route because of bush and d-mac but?
GO RAIDERS 2011!!!
there is still the posibility that Bush may be gone if he ends up UFA in the new CBA; same with Z Miller. I think some of our picks will be insurance just in case some players don't return that are expected to. Aso is most likely gone, but it is still possilbe that he'll return.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#8 Apr 17, 2011
Doesn anybody remember if Tyvon Branch played corner in college? If so, then there may be a possiblilty of him moving to Corner and Mitchell and Brown starting at the safety positions.

Since: Jan 11

Longwood, FL

#9 Apr 18, 2011
Tyvon did play mostly corner at Uconn. He is more natural at the safety position though. IDK if he can be a starting NFL corner.
TexasRaider wrote:
Doesn anybody remember if Tyvon Branch played corner in college? If so, then there may be a possiblilty of him moving to Corner and Mitchell and Brown starting at the safety positions.

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