First it was Mike Mayock that had the Oakland Raiders taking Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd third overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. Now keep in mind that was prior to the combine which means it was before Star Lotulelei was diagnosed with a potential heart condition. That’s saying something considering Lotulelei was being called the top prospect in the entire draft by many a so-called expert.
Now it’s ESPN’s Bill Williamson that has jumped on the Sharrif in Silver and Black movement by also tabbing the quickly rising defender as East Bay bound.
No real surprise given how well Floyd performed at the combine. And not at all shocking when you consider how Damontre Moore’s stock is falling.
Certainly the Raiders need an upgrade on the D-line and many like Floyd as the best tackle in the draft. With all the top defensive prospects that pepper the 2013 version of the NFL swap meet you could argue that finding a bust will be more difficult than finding a quality contributor for years to come.
But as we all know the only thing that is certain in the NFL Draft is Roger Goodell getting booed and Jets fans hating whatever pick their team makes. So let’s not go counting the Pro Bowl selections before anyone has played a down. Robert Gallery, anyone?