Oakland Looking To the Future: Can the Draft Get Team To 8-8?

April 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

That, is the $64 question.
The Oakland Raiders, currently in the slump of their franchise-lives, are hoping for some form of consistency to emerge this year.
Tom Cable, who the media picked to be dead, is still kicking. JaMarcus Russell, depending on who you ask, is lighter or heavier by about 30 pounds.
Darren McFadden, Michael Bush, and a cast of second- or third-year players are all hoping that this year's draft will bring the last missing pieces to assemble a squad that can challenge for the AFC West.
How far does the team have to go?
First things first, it all runs around the quarterback. JaMarcus Russell, Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye, and now Kyle Boller: All are mentioned from time to time. Bruce recently made news by tearing a pectoral muscle in practice, prompting the team to pick up Kyle. If anything, it is a security blanket, and at worst, he should perform better than Frye did at the end of 2009.
If the Raiders elect to draft another QB, the ...

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