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Raiders Gab 2009 Mock Draft 1.0

It’s that time of the year to start talking about the 2009 Draft, and today we give our first Radiers Mock Draft, complete with all of the Raiders five picks in this years draft. Here we go:

1st Round: 7th Pick
2nd Round: 8th Pick (40th Pick Overall)
3rd Round: 7th Pick (71st Pick Overall)
4th Round: 26th Pick (126th Pick Overall)
7th Round: 7th Pick (216th Pick Overall)

1st Round: 7th Pick – Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, WR

The Raiders need a playmaker at the WR spot, and it’s likely that Michael Crabtree will be gone, so Maclin is the second best WR on the board. He’s 6′ 1 – 200 pounds, and while he didn’t have a great combine, he is good enough to be a guy that can help the team and JaMarcus Russell get some points on the board.

2nd Round: 8th Pick (40th Pick Overall) – Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest , CB

Smith can come in and get some seasoning from Nnamdi Asomugha and Chris Johnson, and could develop into a solid corner mid-way through the season. He qualified for the AP All-America First Team, and also he tied the ACC career record for interceptions with Dre Bly, who also sits at 20. A ball-hawking type of player who can make plays.

3rd Round: 7th Pick (71st Pick Overall) – Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma, OT

The tackle spot is another position that the team can improve on, and Loadholt is a load, coming in at 6-8, 332 pounds. He’s a member of the All-Big XII First Team and AP All-America Third Team, and might not last this long in the draft, but if he’s there, it’s a slam dunk the Raiders should grab him.

4th Round: 26th Pick (126th Pick Overall) – Jay Ross, East Carolina, DT

Defesnive tackle is a spot that can use some help, and Ross is a solid player with potential. He was a an All-Conference USA honorable mention, and accumulated 48 tackles, 9.5 TFL and 4.5 sacks. 6-3, 306 pounds, he started 12 of 13 games for the Pirates, and can add some depth on the line and possibly move into a starting spot down the road if he proves himself.

7th Round: 7th Pick (216th Pick Overall) – Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State, WR

The team takes a flier on a wide out, as Stroughter needs to overcome some size issues, as he’s only 5-9, 189. Missed the majority of the 2007 season because of a lacerated kidney suffered against Arizona State in the season’s fourth game. Came back to have a solid 2008 with 70 catches for 1040 yards and 7 TD’s. A project that could use a year on the practice squad.

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2 Responses to “Raiders Gab 2009 Mock Draft 1.0”

  1. raidz says:

    nope. raiders have to go for the interior. maclin is just another higgins. get BJ Raji or andre smith in first and fili moala in second

  2. Dumbox says:

    I just don’t like the Macklin pick a bit. If you are going to draft a wide out get Heyward-Bey; every bit as fast with more upside. I would draft like this:
    Round 1: Best of 3 olinemen. Smith, Oher, Monroe. or Raji if he is there.
    2nd: Max Unger, Alex Mack, Jamone Merideth or Evander Hood (if Raji is the 1st and Hood is still on the board.
    3rd: Ramses Barden, Jaquin Iglesias, might even try Marko Mitchell here. I would never draft a wide in the 1st unless he was like Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald. I don’t see any of those so I get em late and get em big and hope for the best. Might be able to get Dominique Johnson or another corner.
    7th Round: Alex Boone or Dominique Johnson if he falls this far and he very well may.

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