Come On Seven! Sure Thing For The Oakland Raiders?


Published: March 24, 2009


... have been passed to Al Davis for the seventh roll in this annual crapshoot. The table stakes are high, $19+ million in guaranteed money and a five-year, $49+ million contract.


Once the dice are thrown, Mr. Davis and the Raider Nation hope to walk away with the ultimate prize; a perennial all pro player who will significantly improve the franchise.


Since this is the seventh overall selection, the odds of getting that superstar must be pretty good, correct?


Sadly, drafting marquis players in the NFL is not an exact science, and recent history shows that the odds of landing a true superstar with this pick are not that good.


Consider the performance of players selected seventh overall the last 10 years.


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