The 2005 NFL draft the raiders are on the clock with many needs, the NFL at this time was already becoming a QB driven league. The raiders have Kerry Collins as there starting QB on there current roster. 4 DB's have already been taken off the board apposed to 1 QB. the raiders are left to a though decision between the #2 QB at the time or a high level DB. The decision is though due to the needs of the team but the way the league is ran QB is a teams biggest need. As we know now the raiders missed out on 1 of the best QB's in the league for a DB that only spent 3 of his 6 year with Oakland.
The 2007 draft Oakland once again is on the clock they have a decision between a high risk high reward QB or one of the Greatest talents the NFL has seen coming into the draft. This time the raiders go with the more important position instead of going of talent like before, once again the raiders made a mistake taking arguably the biggest draft busts of all time over one of the greatest receiving talents the NFL has ever seen.
The 2009 draft was one of the biggest mistakes the raiders made taking Darrius Heyward-Bey of the board over Michael Crabtree, Jeremy Maclin, Percy Harvin, Hakeem Nicks, and Kenny Britt 4 of these 5 receivers have so far gone on to have more successful careers than Heyward-Bey has. This is the result of looking to much at players physical tools and not the talent they have on the football field.
The 2010 draft was another huge miss when the raiders took Rolando McClain almost anyone in the first round would have been a better pick than him. But i will still give a few examples of other linebackers taken.There wasn't another true inside linebacker taken till the second round but the next 3 were Daryl Washington, Sean lee and Brandon spikes who have all had more successful careers than McClain did.
The raiders didn't have first round picks in 2011-12 and for the 2013 pick its to early to tell, so the point of this is to try to figure out who the raiders should take in the first round if there top choice is available at #5. My personal choice would be Blake Bortles QB out of UCF he is my favorite QB in this draft and the man i think the raiders should take with the 5th pick in the draft if available.
Choose below who you think the raiders should take.