Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland.
Playing the role of Al Davis beautifully is 'Hoyadestroya85.' He writes:
With this pick I was very tempted to take Rolando McClain because not only is linebacker a need for the Raiders there is also some uncertainty regarding Kirk Morrison. Al Davis blames a lot of the run defense woes on Morrison (most likely unfairly) so I was trying to get into the head of Al. Then I looked at McClain's average 40 times and I knew it wasn't going to fly. Mario Henderson and Khalif Barnes are probably the worst tackle pairing in the NFL so something has to give. Bruce Campbell has the measurables that Al Davis loves (see: Darrius Heyward-Bey, JaMarcus Russell.) After the combine it basically sealed it without a doubt that Campbell is right to continue Mr. Davis' Commitment To "Excellence" in the draft.
Forget the fact that he was inconsistent in college, wasn't dominant and had less than two full years of time at left tackle. He's huge and he's athletic and that's all that really matters to Al Davis these days.
My take: Very dangerous stuff, trying to get into the head of the oddball Oakland owner. But, 'Hoya' did a good job. As for whether that was a good idea, I leave up to you to decide. Oh, and if 'Hoya' acts strangely for a few days we will have to forgive him. This is the perfect Davis pick, whether it is a good idea or not. If Campbell does not go to the Raiders, he still may be on the board in the second round.
|1||St. Louis||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma||Soldier_
|3||Tampa Bay||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma||i_formation27|
|4||Washington||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma State||G Fan in England
|5||Kansas City||Eric Berry||S||Tennessee||ronjohnson|
|6||Seattle||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame||CCE718|
|7||Cleveland||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma State||GreatGatsby|
|15||N.Y. Giants||Ed Valentine|
|22||New England||Ryan Valentine|
|23||Green Bay||Dan Luibil|