2018 Oakland Raiders Discussion

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  1. trodgers

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    Wow. I live in a different world...no one does that garbage any more. :Laugh:
     
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    I like the Harris signing to do returns...
     
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    P King to the Broncs... That leg plus the altitude. Just friggin' great. :(
     
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    Just checked out a cool article on Reggie's draft history. Wanted to add in the Reggie factor to the Need/Availability stuff.

    Round 1
    #10: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

    -Rated 6.62 on NFL.com - Good NFL Starter w/ Pro Bowl Potential
    --Raiders satisfy their greatest need and get a likely stalwart for years to come.
    ---Smith fits the Reggie stats.
    ----I think this is the guy I'm pegging for the Raiders if he's still there.

    Round 2
    #41: Brian O'Neill, OT, Pitt

    -Rated 5.71 on NFL.com
    --At 297, O'Neill would be the lightest OT Reggie has ever drafted - but only by 5 pounds. So I won't remove him.

    Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
    -Rated 5.6 on NFL.com
    --Either O'Neill or Okorafor both have tremendous assets (athleticism for O'Neill and size for Okorafor). Either could begin rounding into a future LT. Both will need work.
    --Okorafor met all the Reggie stats.

    Rasheem Green, DI, USC
    -Rated 6.0 on NFL.com
    --The only player that I might change my plans for. He won't be ready for a huge role this season, but he's going to be a beast.
    ---Green meets all Reggie stats.

    It's worth noting that Green is rated higher, and he meets all the Reggie stats. So let's keep our eyes peeled. Green, if available, could shoot to the top of the list. Both DI and OT are needs.

    Round 3
    Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech
    -Rated 5.9 on NFL.com
    --Settle lacks the hand size and 40 time of a Reg‪gie pick.

    Da'Shawn Hand, DI, Alabama
    -Rated 5.73 on NFL.com
    --Assuming the Raiders add an OT in Round 2, it's time for DL. Hand projects as a run suffer. Settle has a questionable arrest on his record, but he's a big impact player.
    ---Hand meets all the Reggie stats.

    Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
    -Rated 5.49 on NFL.com
    --Unsure.

    Geron Christian, OT, Louisville
    -Rated 5.53 on NFL.com
    --If, for some reason, we don't go OL in Round 2, we could pick up an OL here. Harrison is a bit of a question mark, and he may be the type of player the Raiders want to avoid. Tremendous athleticism though. Christian can play both Tackle spots, so he'd be ideal - slide in at RT now and slide over to LT when Penn sails off.
    ---At 298, he's a couple pounds under Reggie size.

    Hand and Christian might be higher on Reggie's draft boards than Settle.

    Round 4
    #110
    I'm certainly starting to look for best available, so this could get fluid at this point. If we go WR, some good ones:

    DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State
    -Rated 5.7 on NFL.com
    --Hamilton falls short on hand size and arm length.

    Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
    -Rated 5.69 on NFL.com
    --Hamilton is apparently an incredibly high character guy who had some big numbers over his college career. St. Brown is a personal favorite of mine, and although he at times was neutralized, he also a) blocks well and b) was a clutch player.
    ---St. Brown meets all Reggie stats.
    ----He's immediately first on the list of WR in round 4 or later.

    If we add trench players:
    Derrick Nnadi, DI, FSU
    -Rated 5.79 on NFL.com
    --He's a slower guy on the Reggie stats.

    RJ McIntosh, DI, Miami
    -Rated 5.61 on NFL.com
    --Unsure.

    Alex Cappa, OT, Humboldt State
    -Rated 5.42 on NFL.com
    --Meets Reggie stats.
    ---Not a bad pickup if we go OT here.

    If we want secondary help:
    Tony Brown, CB, Alabama
    -Rated 5.6 on NFL.com
    --His vertical is a bit low.

    St. Brown or Cappa good possibilities here.

    Round 5
    #159
    #171

    With two selections...
    Josh Adams meets the Reggie stats. If he's around, he's Oakland's guy.

    Rounds 5 and 6
    Justin Jones, DT, NC State
    -Rated 5.35
    --Low bench, slower 3-cone

    Brett Toth, OT, Army
    -Rated 5.24 - an intriguing project
    --A little light, low bench

    Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State
    -Rated 5.86 - steady but low ceiling
    --He fails four areas.

    Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook
    -Rated 5.51 - played both tackle spots
    --Meets all Reggie stats

    Deontay Burnett, WR, USC
    -Rated 5.46
    --Lighter, smaller hands

    Javon Wims, WR, Georgia
    -Rated 5.37
    --Smaller hands, lower speed in 3-cone and 40

    Kameron Kelly, S, SDSU
    -Rated 5.34 (could also be a CB)
    --Low 40, arm length, hand size

    Only two guys measure up - Adams and Parris.

    Round 6
    #185:
    #192:
    #212:
    #216:
    #217:

    --With 5 picks here, don't be surprised if the Raiders end up picking up a DL named Reginald Khalil McKenzie.

    Tray Matthews, S, Auburn
    -Rated 5.37
    --lower 40 time, lower 20-yard shuttle
     
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    Distilling all that down:
    1.10: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

    2.41: Rasheem Green, DI, USC
    OR: Brian O'Neill, OT, Pitt

    3.75: Da'Shawn Hand, DI, Alabama
    OR: Geron Christian, OT, Louisville

    4.110: Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
    OR: Alex Cappa, OT, Humboldt State

    5.159: Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame
    5.171: Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook
     
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    Draft Smith...bye bye Bowman?
    Edmunds...Mack, we have your potential replacement...resign Bowman?

    Floated out there...like scenario one better BUT draft DL Vea and resign Bowman me good with.

    Then Dez that Bryant guy that SI thinks we could try to sign. Nelson and Bryant on the outside, Cooper in the slot? Not bad...
     
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    Dez would do wonders for this team. I’m not opposed to Vea. Supposed to be a beast.
     
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    I know he’s a Bronco, but CJ Anderson was waived. PFF’s 6th-rated RB. It’s not an ideal situation, as we have $ committed to both Lynch and Martin, but Anderson is probably better than both.
     
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    It was brought up somewhere where Anderson could be a cap casualty and that's happened... Agree with you.
     

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