The FanSided Sports family is deep. As proof of that I offer you the fact that there are two sites dedicated to strictly covering the NFL Draft year round.
NFL Mocks and With The First Pick are two of the best NFL draft websites you’ll find and both have been very busy lately. Recently we did a quick sit down with NFL Mocks to talk about the upcoming draft from a Raider perspective. Yesterday With The First Pick jumped right in and did a full seven round mock of the Raiders draft. You can see their full draft prognostication here.
Naturally the Raiders don’t have a full seven rounds worth of draft picks. Reggie McKenzie doesn’t even have a 7th round pick let alone a first round selection this year so Oakland’s draft dilemma is a tough one. But much like we hope McKenzie will do Sayre Bedinger of With The First Pick does a nice job of finding talent for the Raiders in most every round.
Bedinger’s got the Raiders getting their 3-4 nose tackle in the 4th round by finding great value in selecting Alabama’s Josh Chapman. Dennis Allen hasn’t stated it yet but the feeling is that there will be some usage of the 3-4 with a possible switch to running the scheme exclusively.
There are also some other picks that are an intriguing prospect for McKenzie and company like Oklahoma tight end James Hanna becoming a Raider in the fifth round, a pick Bedinger refers to as “almost too typical” for Oakland.
So take a moment to cruise on over to With The First Pick to share your opinion of the 7th round mock of the Raiders. And be sure to keep coming back as FanSided will have you covered for all you need leading up to the draft.