Raiders’ Draft Day Report Card

 

 

Oakland Raiders 2008 NFL Draft Review

By Tony Moss, NFL Editor

(Sports Network) –

 

1 – Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas (6-1, 211); 4 – Tyvon Branch, DB, Connecticut (5-11, 204); 4 – Arman Shields, WR, Richmond (6-1, 194); 6 – Trevor Scott, DE, Buffalo (6-5, 256); 7 – Chaz Schilens, WR, San Diego State (6-4, 208)

Analysis: As expected, the Raiders went for the big splash and took McFadden, which is good news for JaMarcus Russell and bad news for Justin Fargas, Dominic Rhodes, LaMont Jordan, and Michael Bush. Look for one or a couple of those names to be dealt in the near future. Branch and Shields were both “speed” picks, since neither were overly productive as collegians. Scott’s best chance of making the team might be as a tight end, and Schilens is a major long shot. Neither the o-line nor a sketchy defensive front seven were addressed.

Bottom Line: McFadden will be the only memorable player to come out of this Draft for the Raiders, who did most of their offseason damage in free agency.

Grade: C

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~ by Sactown Raider Boosters on April 28, 2008.

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