Oakland Raiders: Don’t Underestimate Draft Prospects Visiting Oakland

March 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Now that the Senior Bowl, Combine, and pro-days are behind us, it's time for an event that is just as, if not more, important than any of the other events—something that is often overlooked and receives little attention.
It's time for potential draft prospects to visit teams for private workouts.
Every year, teams are allowed to have 30 prospects visit their team facility for private workouts and interviews.
The reason these workouts are often overlooked is because what happens in team facilities is an unknown. Prospects may conduct interviews, run combine-like drills for coaches, or may even run routes and catch balls from the team's QB.
Furthermore, it's easy for the media to miss what prospects are scheduled to visit the facility. And that fourth round WR prospect out of Florida or that third round DE prospect out of Wisconsin can easily slip in and out of the Raiders facility without anyone as much as recognizing them—a local reporter ...

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