2010 Mock Draft: Oakland Raiders

March 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We're well into the offseason, and the Oakland Raiders were surprisingly on the sidelines for the majority of the unrestricted free agency signing period—which is abstruse.
The team could simply be working through salary cap constraints; the restricted free agent market hasn't begun yet.

The Raiders did test the waters and recently traded one of their two third-round picks —No. 85 overall acquired from New England in the Derrick Burgess trade—to the Cleveland Browns for linebacker Kamerion Wimbley. This is a good move by the Raiders— one that is a low-risk, high-reward choice.

Wimbley is the only linebacker on the roster penciled in as a starter right now. It appears that some changes will be made and that the linebackers are quietly being blamed for the team ranking near the bottom of the league in the run-stopping category.

The Raiders linebacker corps is filled with uncertainty. Starters Thomas Howard and Kirk Morrison are ...

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