Oakland Raiders Have Three Choices at No. 7

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Published: March 30, 2009


... the ability to select a young player of immense talent and skill. On the other hand, the owners will have to part with large amounts of cash to entice the athlete to their under-performing club.


This makes picking in the top 10 risky business. A team should only pick a player they really need and who will be taken in and made a keystone of the franchise. The drafted player needs to be a leader by what he does on and off the field.


The Raiders eventually managed to do this with their 2004 No. 2 selection Robert Gallery, are getting there with their 2007 No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell and will hopefully break the shackles with Darren McFadden, their 2008 No. 4 pick, in 2009.


However, Michael Huff (2006 No. 7 selection) has never panned out as a leader and the Raiders currently have had to ante-up a large amount of ...

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