Todd McShay Has Raiders Taking Dee Milliner Third Overall

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We all know the Raiders need help just about everywhere on the field. Many have given the Raiders the label of “worst roster in the NFL”. So don’t be surprised if you see any number of potential prospects linked to Oakland between now and the start of the NFL Draft in April.

Being that this draft is defense heavy at the top and the Raiders have been defensively deficient for a decade there is no limit to the many possibilities available to Reggie McKenzie with the third overall pick.

Today ESPN draft nerd Todd McShay tabbed Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner as Oakland’s pick in his latest of many more mock drafts to come. Most mockers have Oakland looking to shore up the D-line with their top pick but there is no doubt cornerback is a position in need of urgent attention.

Last year despite not having a pick until round three the Raiders took a look at Milliner’s former college teammate Dre Kirkpatrick. Ironically the Cincinnati Bengals used the pick they acquired from the Raiders via the Carson Palmer robbery trade to select Kirkpatrick 17th overall in 2011.

Since Nnamdi Asomugha left Oakland for the nightmare in Philly the Raiders have had nothing but terrible production from the countless corners that they’ve stranded on the island. Last season saw the Raiders once proud heritage of quality corners bottom out.

Milliner is by every account the top corner in the draft which means he’s a sure fire first rounder barring anything happening between now and April. As we know the combine process will weigh heavily on just how his draft stock goes but it’s far from a reach for Oakland to take him third.

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, Dee Milliner, Oakland Raiders

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  • Joe InMaryland

    Draft DT Star, then draft all defensive players this year. Next year draft all offensive players. Keep the free agency open also but don’t sell the farm on one player.

  • CognizantImpiety

    Trade down for a 1 and a 2…. or a couple of 2s and a three/four.

    Whatever. trading down makes the most sense.

  • texasrick

    I would go with either of the ideas below before I would go for McShay’s idea.

  • Hangtownie

    It wouldn’t shock me if they got him – however I do believe that they should trade down and get more picks. Lets see who they get via free agency because that will be a factor.

  • DondiRaider

    only way we get him is if we trade down and get pass rusher in FA….otherwise its McKenzies top rated pass rusher no if, ands or buts

  • Don417

    Raids will draft Geno Bust Smith. It’s a raiders thing.

  • Raider Grant

    If you follow what Mr. McShay reports from week to week; You know that he has the Raiders drafting one of the top 10 picks with 3rd pick in 2013 draft, just depends on what week it is & who he hasn’ reported The Raiders are going to draft previously. Reggie McKenzie is holding his cards close & throwing speculation in every dirction about who The Raiders might draft, who we might pick up on the free agent market, or release. Thus he is playing the game, supposedly HIS game. So far no serious moves being made for the NATION, could this be another “We’ve got to clean up the mess left for us” season ? I bet the 4-12 Eagles make the playoffs next season & they have alot of the messes We have as a franchise with salary cap issues & over paid unproductive players. Why cant we every get it right??? Someday…someday. Long Live The Nation!

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