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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Oakland Raiders- 2010 Draft Review

For once, the Raiders didn't have the worst draft in the NFL. It was actually a pretty solid draft. I liked most of their draft picks, and it will help the Raiders for years to come. I never got to see Campbell play, since no Maryland games were televised this year, but he was great value in the fourth round due to his excellent athleticism. A solid draft.

Rolando McClain
McClain is an instinctive linebacker who is a great tackler and will be an extremely productive player in the NFL for years to come. McClain's instinctiveness and aggressiveness make him an absolute playmaker and an excellent run stopper. McClain also possesses great athleticism, strength, and awareness in coverage, which makes him the complete inside linebacker at the college level. A good player, and solid value at pick 8.

Lamarr Houston
Houston was a late riser who's stock rose after an excellent National Championship game against Alabama. He has solid athleticism and he puts up outstanding stats. He is a great run stopper, he has very good strength, he is extremely quick, and he is relentless in pursuit. The Raiders definitely need a defensive tackle, and Lamarr Houston was great value at pick 44.

Jared Veldheer
Veldheer has outstanding athleticism in shorts, but I don't see it in shoulder pads, making him an overrated prospect in my opinion. Veldheer has outstanding size, nice height, and average athleticism in shoulder pads. He is a solid pass blocker, and he is a pretty good run blocker. But he lacks toughness, intensity, and his arms are very short for someone of his height. I didn't like this pick, and I thought he was somewhat poor value at pick 69.

Jacoby Ford
Ford is just a track star. Ford is the fastest player of anyone in this year's draft class, but he lacks change of direction skills, and he is much shorter than ideal.  He also is a poor route runner, and he has poor hands. But because of all of his speed he has good upside and the potential to be Santana Moss years down the road. An okay player, and solid value at pick 108.

Walter McFadden
McFadden has outstanding speed, but he really lacks size and he isn't very physical as a run stopper and in coverage. He is a very poor tackler, he really has poor instincts, and he is a very poor run stopper. But he has solid cover skills and outstanding speed. He probably will be a solid nickel back at the NFL level. A very good player, and great value at pick 138.

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