Oakland Raiders NFL Draft: 4th Round

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Nov 9, 2013; Ruston, LA, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles quarterback Nick Mullens (14) is sacked by Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defensive tackle Justin Ellis (70) during the first quarter at Joe Aillet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft is almost over, and the Oakland Raiders have selected their two picks.  The pressing needs for the Raiders in the draft were DL, OL, CB, QB, LB, and WR.  Raider Nation was anxiously waiting to see who GM Reggie McKenzie would pick, or they were waiting to see if he would trade down.  Shortly into the 1st round, the Nation was pleased to see McKenzie take LB Khalil Mack (Hybrid drop back LB/pass rusher).  Then, in the 2nd round (day 2), McKenzie grabbed the QB he wanted in Derek Carr (Pocket passer with a strong-arm).  A little later in the 3rd round McKenzie scooped up a tough and beefy OG in Gabe Jackson.

Day 3 has taken off with McKenzie addressing the definite needs of the team.  His first choice in the 4th round was “Jelly!”  A 6′ 2″ 334 pound DL named Justin Ellis out of Louisiana Tech.  Ellis is that run stuffing/hole plugging NT/DT that can bull rush the QB.  DT/NT was a position that needed help, and the Raiders now have an anchor on the DL.

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  • raidernation

    Crickets…

  • Kenneth Adams

    Well all the jokes they had prepared about our picks are useless and now they have nothing to say!!!

  • Paul J. Lorona

    Yea … Man this coming year is looking promising! Raiders4Life!

  • Jaime Olguin

    This is a great pick and just because he hasn’t been talked about in the media people are looking for
    familiar names, this cat is going to be well known when this season is over, Tarver and Allen will use him
    at NT, DL and third down situtations plus work well with big bad Pat sims and CJwilson , McGee great dept
    for our rotation, we still got three more picks plus the ones who were not drafted theirs about 14 more that
    will be invited to camp. I’m looking forward to going to games this year with my sons grandkids and brothers
    and I can’t forget about my Dad the man who got me hook on the Raiders back in the early 70′s.
    win lose or tie Raiders till we die.

  • Chris Schroeder

    They have referred to me as “Mr. optimistic” in response to my posts. YES I AM!!! And with good reason to bitches. I’ve said it before. Reggie McKenzie is a genius. The doubters will doubt and the haters will hate, but at the end of it all the Raiders will be great.

  • KloverJane

    We are looking awesone. Returning to glory 2014 season. Raider Nation Rises.

  • KloverJane

    Indeed my friend.

  • TomaterRaider

    Building the foundation – don’t need big name head cases.
    Next year – after this foundation sets – Reggie will bring the big name players.
    Really though, Tarver and Olson got some serious toys to play with this year.
    Win/Loss record should improve in the win column this coming year. Reggie will find the remaining pieces next off season and the playoffs in 2015.
    Feels good to be going with the wind for a change… Can’t wait to see the gems Reggie finds in the 7th and FA.

  • Mark Shafer

    I am concerned every time I turn on my t v and find the NFL ” Experts ” talking about the Raiders it has been positive. My t v must be broken, and I just purchased it.
    The thing about this year that I am looking forward to is seeing Murray and Watson healthy along with this years draft selections. Soon we will be back to old school smash mouth football, RAIDER STYLE!!
    Can’t wait

  • Mark Shafer

    Yep it happened again people on t v talking positive about Raiders

    4—SALE—BROKEN T V —-

  • http://batman-news.com Otis60

    Fantastic Draft!!! I agree, getting Watson and Murray back, along with Hayden, will be like getting 3 additional high picks to go along with the great picks Reggie made this year. Although I see that the great Mel Kiper only gave the Raiders a “B+” ranking, we all know that Kiper’s a legendary Hater, and no doubt his ranking is due to his misconception that WR was a huge need, and he downgraded the Raiders because we didn’t draft one. Maybe Reggie is thinking the same as me, which is that after adding James Jones to the mix to go along with Holmes, Streater, Moore,and some good receiving TE’s, all we really needed was a QB with enough time to get these guys the ball. We built up the D with some real ballers, plus got Carr, so we addressed all of our needs just fine. I’m thinking Goodell will be handing Reggie the Lombardi trophy in the next 2 or 3 years. WE’RE BACK!!!

  • Shane Schilperoort

    No doubt, smash mouth football will be awesome! The Raiders definitely addressed their needs on both Offensive and Defensive Lines. This will automatically upgrade the team, and it will give a chance for our Receivers and CB’s to step up and be more productive/aggressive.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Football games are won in the trenches, and Reggie has upgraded both sides. I can’t wait to see these guys in action.

  • Ervin Barrentine

    RAIDER NATION it has been a long time and like warriors we’ve won and lost we were criticized and laughed at. NOW my fellow raider men/women raise your flags and swords and take back our game the Raider way