The Oakland Raiders have been wondering how general manager Reggie McKenzie will approach the 2012 NFL Draft. He started to reveal some of his machinations in his latest press conference.
#Raiders McKenzie says he does not want to even consider trading future picks especially high ones— John Dickinson (@JDJohnDickinson) April 11, 2012
#Raiders Reggie McKenzie confirming he is a best player available GM as opposed to just team need— John Dickinson (@JDJohnDickinson) April 11, 2012
This is probably the right approach to take this year because Oakland has had to lose a lot of players to free agency. Also, considering how the Raiders have only five chances to pick players, McKenzie says that "we need to make them all count". Finally, because the Raiders aren't picking until very late (the third round) this year, they really need to maximize and find out who the best talents are on the board and grab them to ensure they get players who are more likely to pan out on the next level.
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