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2012 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders Look At Brandon Thompson, Bobby Wagner, Donnie Fletcher, Emil Igwenagu

With the Oakland Raiders not drafting for the first few rounds, their draft strategy is slightly different from every other NFL team. They can't look at the big targets because they'll all be gone long before they even have a chance to even think about getting any one of these guys.

Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country reports that the Raiders were interested in a lot of under-the-radar players. The Raiders were reported talking to Clemson defensive tackle Brandon Thompson, Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner, Boston College cornerback Donnie Fletcher, and UMass tight end/fullback Emil Igwenagu. None of these guys are people you'll really be thinking much of when the draft comes around, but this focus on trench players seems to indicate that the Raiders are trying to fill in critical positions to slow up opposing offenses.

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