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53 man roster with "need based" draft approach

I made a "simulated roster" below, that includes a "needs based" draft approach. I included the roster to also show where I figured each pick would fall in depth in their position group. I only have my top 5 picks making it...I'll say our 6th pick didn't make it.

You will see with the first 4 picks, I addressed the need for talent at: WR, DE, DT, and CB. With the 5th pick, i randomly chose LB just to get a new fresh body into that group. I considered a 2nd DT, but there are only so many spots on a roster and I'd rather not have too many unproven rookies, especially a late 7th rounder.

Khalil Mack or Jadeveon Clowney would by my real choice at #5, but I'm not expecting them to be there. I tried to be fair with which players would be available. And I did use more emphasis on NEED, for example if my top DE isn't available in the 2nd round, I would just pick the next best one available.

I used bleacher report article breaking down how many players at each position (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1640782-the-anatomy-of-a-53-man-roster-in-the-nfl) and used my list of players I posted a few days ago (http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2014/3/24/5541126/the-raiders-roster-3-25-2014-after-the-matt-schaub-trade).

QB

1 - Matt Schaub

2 - Matt McGloin

RB

3 - Darren McFadden

4 - Latavius Murray

5 - Kory Sheets

FB

6 - Marcel Reece

TE

7 - David Ausberry

8 - Mychal Rivera

9 - Nick Kasa

WR

10 - Mike Evans (1st round draft pick - overall #5)

11 - James Jones

12 - Denarius Moore

13 - Rod Streater

14 - Andre Holmes

15 - Brice Butler

OT

16 - Donald Penn

17 - Austin Howard

18 - Menelik Watson

19 - Khalif Barnes

20 - Matt McCants

OG/C

21 - Stefen Wisniewski

22 - Kevin Boothe

23 - Mike Brisiel

24 - Tony Bergstrom

DE

25 - Justin Tuck

26 - LaMarr Woodley

27 - Kony Ealy / Dee Ford / other best available (2nd round draft pick - overall #36)

28 - Jack Crawford

DT

29 - Antonio Smith (possible DE)

30 - Stacy McGee

31 - Pat Sims / other Free-Agent signing

32 - Caraun Reid / Anthony Johnson / other best available (4th round draft pick - overall #107)

33 - Ricky Lumpkin

LB

34 - Nick Roach

35 - Sio Moore

36 - Kevin Burnett

37 - Kaluka Maiava

38 - Miles Burris

39 - Kaelin Burnett

40 - best player available (7th round draft pick - overall #219)

CB

41 - Tarell Brown

42 - DJ Hayden

43 - Chemdi Chekwa

44 - Kieth McGill / other best available (3rd round draft pick - overall 67)

45 - Taiwan Jones

46 - Johnny Adams

S

47 - Charles Woodson

48 - Usama Young

49 - Tyvon Branch

50 - Brandian Ross

K

51 - Sebastian Janikowski

P

52 - Marquette King

LS

53 - Jon Condo

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