Judging by Rated R's post and poll it appears that the popular sentiment is that the Raiders are not going to use their first pick on a LB. In light of Sons of Blanda's research, which showed us that only two LB's have ever been drafted in the first round by the Raiders, I think this is a good assumption.
Returning starter Kirk Morrison was only offered a 3rd round tender, which makes the possibility very real that another team may sign him. Given the fact that this tender was lower than the tenders offered to fellow LB's Ricky Brown and Thomas Howard, I don't think the Raiders are exactly counting on him being the starter next year.
So, who is it going to be?