Oakland Raider Draft Strategy 2009

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Published: April 9, 2009

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The Raiders have obviously decided to fix the offensive line through free agency rather than the draft.


They picked up were three young players in the primes of their careers: third year center Samson Satele who started all 16 games in his two years with the Dolphins and made the all rookie team, 5th year left Tackle Khalif Barnes who started 57 of 60 games in Jacksonville, and Erik Pears a 26 game starter at left (10) and right (16) tackle for the Broncos.


This leaves them free to draft players of need at the WR and (pash rush) DE and Safety.


I think the best thing for the Raiders to do would be to trade their No. 7 for a lower 1st and 2nd or 3rd round pick. A possible trading partner may be Denver who may want to move ahead of San Fran in an attempt to get USC QB Sanchez...

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