The Oakland Raiders didn’t make a pick in the first round of the NFL Draft for the first time since 1989 and now will have to try and make up for it in the later rounds. Al Davis and the rest of the Raiders braintrust will have a couple of picks this afternoon and hopefully can get some game changers in the second and third rounds today.
Oakland Tribune columnist Monte Poole thinks the Raiders need to shore up the center position in the 2011 draft, and very well could do so today.
Over at our Raiders blog, Silver and Black Pride, head coach Hue Jackson talks about why the Raiders didn’t try to trade up and how they feel the rest of their draft will hopefully pan out.
Over at Bleacher Report, their 2nd round mock has the Radiers picking Florida’s Rodney Hudson.
ESPN’s Mike Sando breaks down QB’s left on the big board and presents an idea that the Raiders may try to leap frog the 49ers to snag themselves one.
The second round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 6 p.m. (ET) on Friday, April 29th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it – NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule and more. Check it all out at SB Nation’s NFL Hub and our NFL Draft blog Mocking the Draft. Lastly, for more Oakland Raiders coverage, check out our team blog Silver And Black Pride.