Oakland Raiders: 2009 NFL Draft Directions on Day One

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Published: April 14, 2009


... days away. Here are five different perspectives on how the Raiders draft could play out in the first two rounds.

The Raiders made a point by filling in their needs on offensive line this offseason by making a trade and signing free agents. 

The Raiders' main focus for the draft will primarily be on fixing needs on the defensive line that was 31st against the rush last season, while providing Russell with a primary target at the wide receiver position.  

The popular take has them walking away with the best available wide receiver with the pick. Though, in the second round some mock drafts, the Raiders are selecting an offensive lineman over a more pressing need—the defensive linemen.  


Popular Take

In the first round, the popular take is Jeremy Maclin, the wide receiver from Missouri. This is a popular first round pick, because he will provide JaMarcus Russell with the missing additional target. Cur...

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