Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Raiders will need to alter draft approach

About the Author

Recent posts by Eli Kaberon

For Broncos and Manning, don't look back

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m.

Manning takes on teaching role at Broncos' OTAs

Posted May 25, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m.

Chiefs don't envision drop-off from Carr to Routt

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m.

Chargers will add RB, but it won't be Tomlinson

Posted May 17, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m.

Bowe and Chiefs both have valid arguments

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m.

Related Stories

Raiders acquire QB Flynn from Seahawks

Posted April 01, 2013 @ 2:59 p.m.

Oakland Raiders: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 6:31 p.m.

Raiders giving Pryor big opportunity in 2013

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 12:18 p.m.

Raiders hire Sparano

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 6:04 p.m.

Callahan denies allegations of Super Bowl sabotage

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:30 a.m.

Reports: Raiders hire Olson to run offense

Posted Jan. 19, 2013 @ 1 p.m.

Broncos hire Knapp as QBs coach

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 8:46 p.m.

McFadden to remain part of Raiders' future

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 10:42 p.m.

LB Rolando McClain bonds out of Ala. jail

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 11:12 p.m.
Posted April 15, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
By Eli Kaberon

In recent years, the Raiders' draft strategy has included a heavy focus on trading picks for veteran players. A first-rounder for WR Randy Moss in '05. An '08 second-round pick for CB DeAngelo Hall. A first this year and a fourth in 2012, respectively, for DT Richard Seymour and QB Jason Campbell. Due to the labor dispute, the option of trading for players won't be available this year, as teams are barred from moving players under contract. Instead, the team will only be able to swap picks for other picks. In all likelihood the team will need to make all of its own selections, which may end up being a good thing. Oakland had a very successful draft last season, which netted several impact players that contributed greatly to the offense, defense and special teams. The Raiders have seven picks in this year's draft and could use more difference makers, especially in the secondary and on the offensive line.

Comments ()