Sharrif Floyd Doesn’t Make Sense for the Oakland Raiders

February 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Going against Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah, both of NFL Network fame, seems like a bad idea. Each worked in NFL scouting departments and know what they are talking about when it comes to evaluating draft prospects.
But Mayock and Jeremiah are human—and they are wrong about Florida defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd being a good fit for the Oakland Raiders.
Mayock suggested that Floyd would be a good fit for the Raiders with the third overall pick on his national conference call and Jeremiah’s most current mock draft has the Raiders taking Floyd. It makes a little sense for the Raiders to draft Floyd, but only if they fail to re-sign Desmond Bryant in free agency.
If Reggie McKenzie fails to re-sign Bryant and then simply drafts Floyd as a replacement, Oakland’s defensive line doesn’t improve. If the defensive line doesn’t improve, Oakland’s defense isn’t going to improve, unless McKenzie works magic to fix the secondary. The pick...

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