August 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis (left) and general manager Reggie McKenzie (right) watch before the game against the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raider’s 2013 Mock Draft: JBB Edition


Aug 30, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie attends the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Mock drafts are everywhere. As soon as the Super Bowl is over, mock drafts rule every NFL related website or talk show. In my opinion they do nothing but cause fans to ask more questions and anticipate the draft even more. However, most Oakland Raiders news sources don’t properly acknowledge the many different paths, GM Reggie McKenzie may choose. So here is the 2013 NFL mock draft: JBB edition.

Round: 1 Pick: 3  -  OT, Eric Fisher (Central Michigan University)

 

Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher runs the 40 yard dash during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

What? Offense? The defense is horrible why would the Raiders draft an offensive player? Ya I know, the defense is in rough shape. Despite the fact that the defensive line is uglier then the crazy haired guy from the History Channel’s, “Ancient AliensOakland is also in need of a force on the offensive line (see Should the Raiders Draft Offense). A line that will be relied upon by Darren McFadden and the Raider’s unknown quarterback for protection in a power running scheme. With only two reliable forces on said line, (Jared Veldheer and Stefen Wisnewski) the Raiders offense must be capable of keeping up with the poor play of a defense that is many play makers away from being at a contending level. In a draft that is filled with depth rather then being top heavy, I wouldn’t hold my breath on the Raiders trading down.

Round: 3 Pick: 4  -  CB, Tyrann Mathieu (LSU)

 

Mar 1, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; LSU former football player Tyrann Mathieu watches the New Orleans Hornets play the Detroit Pistons at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders secondary became stronger in free agency. Tracy Porter and Mike Jenkins are huge upgrades to this defense. However, if Mathieu falls to the Raiders in the third round it would be foolish not to steal him. This extremely talented athlete is labeled with character problems for smoking on the peace pipe? Are you kidding me. Cannabis is already legal in two states and its only a matter of time before the entire country is rising the stock of Doritos. Landing Mathieu would be huge for Oakland. As a freshmen at LSU, the former so called “Honey Badger” looked like a senior. Between hitting like a safety and just simply taking the ball from offenses, this play maker would add a huge jolt of energy to a dead defense.

Round: 4 Pick: 3  -  DT, Brandon Williams (Missouri Southern St.)

It would be great to address the defensive line earlier. But if Jamarcus Russell taught us anything its that things don’t always work out the way we want (and lazy codeine addicts don’t play good football). At this point in time the scouts will really earn their money. Gems like Denarius Moore and Jacoby ford are unearthed in these rounds. Williams could in fact be the next impact player on Oakland’s defensive line.

Round: 6, 7 Pick: 4, 8, 37, 3

In these late rounds its time to take the best available. The Raiders needs here will include tight end, more help on the defensive line, and some depth at linebacker.

For a team with a lot of needs, draft day will be a crucial crossroads in which the outcome of the season will be decided. Who do you think Oakland will draft? Comment below.

Tags: Oakland Raiders

  • Jimmy Conway

    They will pick the next NFL BUST

  • http://www.facebook.com/elliot.lopez.7 Elliot Lopez

    I like it! Yes D Line is one of our biggest and immediate concerns but I would love to see us take Fischer in the 1st round or even Chance Warmak. Yes #3 is high for a G but he should be NFL game ready on Day 1. The left side of our O-Line: LT J Velheer. LG Warmack. C Lil’ Wiz. Or LT J Veldheer, C Lil Wiz RT E Fischer as per your mock draft. I believe much of Rich Gannon’s success was due to the Raiders dominant O Line (Wiz, L Kennedy, B Robbins, F Middleton and B Sims were all beasts). He went from average QB to Pro Bowler after 10 years of mediocrity. Not too sure about the Honey Badger. Don’t be dazzled and mesmerized by the marquee name. I also like Brandon Williams but I do not see him slipping to the 4th round.

  • Guest

    You’re an idiot, Jim Ling. Your explanation of the 1st round pick had two grammatical errors in the first line, so I quit reading it. Then you picked a *bling bling look at me* guy with their second pick. That’s exactly the type of player Reggie McKenzie will NOT pick. I gave up after that…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/RaiderNayShaun ShaunoftheDead Read

    i would love to get Honey Badger on the silver & black in the 3rd. But it will NOT happen. RM wont even have him on his board. maybe Logan Ryan or a halfback say, Stepfan Taylor. As for the first pick, fisher would be nice if we stay put. Id prfer trading down n grabbing Warmack or Cooper assuming Joeckel n Fisher are gone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001449009683 Chris Gill

    I’m all in for the honey badger playing fs for us with branch power and Jenkins would be crazy Im praying RM picks him up if he’s there in the 3rd like he said crazy not 2

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001449009683 Chris Gill

    Yes hope he grabs the badger also

  • Jacob Tasoulas

    I actually like this mock draft. I think both KC and Jax will pass on the LTs. I think Joekel AND Fisher will be there. Unless someone wants to trade down then i would not blame them for taking O line at all. It would be nice to have a set of bookends at tackle.

  • Raider Grant

    A solid o-linemen would be nice for the run game & Our QB, but after the Robert Gallery project I believe its better to use a lower round pick to do so. Or add proven o-linemen talent through free agent market. Honey Badger would be a mad pick if still available in 3rd round! I know chances are slim ,but I hope we can still trade down & get couple fresh linemen & Honey Badger by time 3rd round over; if not go for D pass rusher with our 1st round pick. Go Raiders!