Oakland Raiders Can Make 2013 Draft Look Much Better

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Nov 2, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson (82) is tackled after making a reception by Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Sio Moore (55) during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom Line

When you get three solid starters out of a given draft, you’ve done really well for your franchise and you’re building something. The Raiders have five from the class of 2014 and everyone is singing McKenzie’s praises for it. His 2013 class is maligned and very underrated as we see now what kind of player Hayden is going to be.

Rivera is a project that has to start because of all the injuries at tight end and Watson was given the job so they don’t count to me. But if the Raiders give Butler, Murray and McGee a real chance to be put together with Moore and Hayden, that’s five solid starters from the draft class. And if the projects that are Rivera and Watson really become something, that’s seven.

But either way, giving McGee, Murray and Butler a chance can make 2013 look much better than it does now.