It would appear, every NFL team is represented at the Pro Day at University of Southern California. That is to be expected. The Raiders are represented by the head man himself, GM Reggie McKenzie.
Those performing at the USC Pro Day are QB Matt Barkley, S TJ McDonald, WR Robert Woods, C Khaled Holmes, DE Wes Horton, CB Nickell Robey, and S Jawanza Starling.
One could make an argument the Raiders could be interested in just about any of the players at this pro day. That and its close in-state proximity make this a Pro Day McKenzie wanted to attend firsthand.
Barkley is considered by most to be the second best QB prospect in this draft. With the Raiders currently in need of a backup quarterback to go along with Terrelle Pryor, Barkley could be an option. Though, the Raiders would likely have to find a way to trade down and pick up a second round pick to make that happen.
The Raiders have no sure starting option at free safety and no depth at strong safety. That makes TJ McDonald and Jawanza Starling options as well. Both are free safety prospects. McDonald is considered a round 3-4 prospect and Starling is a late round prospect.
Cornerback is currently the most sought after position for filling by the Raiders. They have either shown interest in or hosted three free agent corners recently - Terence Newman, Mike Jenkins, and Tracy Porter. Nickell Robey showed an impressive vertical of 40.5 inches in his Pro Day workout today. He was considered a round four pick prior to today and could see his stock rise a little and at least land on the Raiders' radar.
Everyone knows the Raiders had no pass rush. Wes Horton has football in his blood as his father Mike also played in the NFL. Wes is considered a late round pick.
Khaled Holmes doesn't have the same blood relation to football as Wes Horton but he has it in the family. His brother in law is Troy Polamalu, another former USC Trojan. Polamalu was in attendance to support Khaled. Although Holmes is at one of the few positions the Raiders are set - Center.
And finally, the Raiders still don't have a solid number one receiver. Robert Woods has the potential to be that type of receiver. The 6-1, 195 pound receiver is expected to go in round two of the upcoming draft.
Plenty for Reggie McKenzie to see and think about in his short trip to Southern California today.