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Raiders Looking to Move Into the First Round of the Draft

According to Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders are trying to trade back into the first round today. For the simple reason that the boss likes to pick in the first round – owner Al Davis has done it every year since 1989.

“We’re not gong to leave any stone unturned,” coach Hue Jackson said.

Oakland currently doesn’t pick until No. 48 in Friday’s second round, having traded the No. 17 pick to New England for Pro Bowl defensive tackle Richard Seymour two years ago.

The first step to making a deal is finding a team to dance with, and the Raiders have been working the phones to see if there are teams willing to trade out of the first round (there are). The second step is finding the right player to trade up to get.


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