Post-Combine Players Rising Up Oakland Raiders’ Draft Board

March 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Despite the fact that the NFL Scouting Combine is more about a players athletic ability and how they perform in shorts than actual on field football ability, it can still have a dramatic effect on a players draft stock.
If you are Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, who puts a premium on athletic ability above almost all else, then it can have an immense effect on how you grade players.
So which players did the most to rise up the Raiders draft board?
There were some excellent performances at this years combine, but some players stood out by showing considerably better than their peers.  Here are the players I think have most improved their chance of being drafted b y the Raiders.
Bruce Campbell .  The big offensive tackle from Maryland probably had the best combine of any player at any position.  His God-like physique (6’6” 310lbs, 36.25” arms) are prototype left tackle material, and to run a 4.78 40 at that size was off the scale and really opened some eyes....

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