2013 NFL Draft day 3: Best players available for Oakland

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

With day 2 over, here is the list of the best available picks of whom the Raiders may have interest.

Day 2 of the 2013 NFL Draft is now in the books. The Raiders picked cornerback DJ Hayden (12) in the first round. Then to begin day 2, they chose the player at the top of my list of best available players -- offensive tackle in Menelik Watson (42). To finish out day 2, they grabbed outside linebacker Sio Moore (66) with their third round selection.

They still have a great deal of positions in need of filling and currently hold five picks in which to fill them. Here are the best available players for the Raiders as we begin day 3 of the draft:

DE Alex Okafor, Texas (6-5, 264, 4.78)
FS Phillip Thomas, Fresno State (6-1, 208, 4.65)
RB Johnathan Franklin, UCLA (5-10, 205, 4.49)
QB Matt Barkley, Southern Cal (6-3, 227, 4.84)
DT Jesse Williams, Alabama (6-4, 323, 4.94)
QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse (6-2, 227, 5.06)
QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (6-2, 215, 4.95)
WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech (6-0, 204, 4.53)
QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee (6-6, 232, 5.05)
RB Andre Ellington, Clemson (5-10, 199, 4.61)
FS Bacarri Rambo, Georgia (6-1, 211, 4.56)
DE Lavar Edwards, LSU (6-4, 277, 4.80)
OG Alvin Bailey, Arkansas (6-3, 312, 4.95)
RB Stepfan Taylor, Stanford (5-9, 214, 4.76)
OLB Chase Thomas, Stanford (6-3, 244, 4.91)
DE John Simon, Ohio State (6-1, 257, 4.76)
DT Akeem Spence, Illinois (6-1, 307, 5.15)
FS Josh Evans, Florida (6-1, 207, 4.58)
RB Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State (6-0, 204, 4.63)
OT David Quessenberry, San Jose State (6-5, 302, 5.08)
DE Michael Buchanan, Illinois (6-6, 255, 4.78)

The Raiders have the third pick in the fourth round so they will have their pick of this litter very early. Then they don't have a pick in the fifth round before having three picks in the sixth and one last pick in the seventh round.

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