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More on McFadden and the Raiders

Posted By on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:32 AM

It seems that the Oakland Raiders management (i.e. owner Al Davis...everyone else there is irrelevant) was unswayed by my diatribe against the team last week, as they are considered the most likely team to pick Darren McFadden in this weekend's NFL Draft.

The fact that the Raiders had the 6th best rushing game in the NFL last year and have pressing needs at almost every position BUT running back doesn't matter much, writes the San Francisco Chronicle's David White. For anyone wondering why I'm so down on Oakland (the team), his article only scratches the surface of the insanity but still gives a pretty nice overview.

White's article also provides a handy breakdown at the various draftniks' (I love/hate that word) guesses at who the Raiders will take. Interesting stuff:

Pundit / Pick
Mel Kiper, ESPN / RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas
Todd McShay, Scouts Inc / McFadden
Mike Mayock, / DE Vernon Gholston, Ohio St.
Vic Carucci, / McFadden
Pat Kirwan, / Gholston
The Sports Xchange / DT Glenn Dorsey, LSU / McFadden / McFadden / McFadden
Sporting News / OT Ryan Clady, Boise State
NFL Draft Scout / McFadden
Don Banks, / McFadden
Mike Lombardi, NFL Network / Gholston

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