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NFL Mock Draft 2013: With the third overall pick, the Raiders select Bjoern Werner, Florida State DE

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SB Nation's latest mock draft has the Raiders taking DE Bjoern Werner with the third overall pick


SB Nation's Mocking The Draft released their latest mock draft on Monday morning. In it, they have the Oakland Raiders selecting Florida State DE Bjoern Werner third overall. This is a change from the last mock draft, which had Oakland taking DE Damontre Moore out of Texas A&M, but here's Dan Kadar's reasoning:

What exactly is the point of building several mock drafts in January? Part of it is an exercise in variety to figure out where some players can fall...There is a distinct difference in the two. Moore is much more of a quick-twitch pass rusher who can get off the line in a hurry. Werner is a technician that can impact more areas of the game.

Pass rush was one of the Raiders' biggest weaknesses in 2012, ranking 31st in the league with a paltry 25 sacks. A dynamic playmaker like Werner or Moore would go a long way towards fixing that problem.

Utah NT Star Lotulelei is another possibility at the No. 3 spot, as well as a QB depending on how the pre-draft scouting process shakes out. The Raiders have a lot of options here.