FanPost

Does It Even Matter?

Russell, McFadden, Heyward-Bey, McClain, Hayden.... What do they all have in common?

All 1st round picks with disappointing careers thus far.

Let's face in, regardless of who we take in the 1st round, unless they single handedly take us to the Super Bowl next year, we're all going to be back on this blog talking about how we should have drafted so & so instead (everyone is a genius in hindsight blah blah blah)

Just accept these two undeniable truths

1) The Raiders don't draft well in the 1st round

2) Our best players are drafted in the later rounds. (Only talking about players WE DRAFTED not other teams(Charles Woodson excluded because that wasn't in this decade with all due respect))

Tyvon Branch - 4th round

Sio Moore - 3rd Round

Mychal Rivera - 6th Round

Danarius Moore - 5th Round

Not to mention Rod Streater, Marcel Reece, & Matt McGloin went undrafted!

My point is, our best bet in this years draft would be to trade down & acquire as many picks as possible. If we trade down just 1 or 2 picks to Atlanta or Buffalo who REALLY want Khalil Mack & we are still able to get a player like Aaron Donald plus 2 or 3 more players, who really won?

Deone Bucannon, Gabe Jackson, Will Sutton, Jalen Saunders, Morgan Breslin this draft is ridiculously loaded with later round talent & we need to collect as much of it as possible. We have plenty of players nearing the end of their careers & players who shouldn't even be in the NFL (I'm looking at you Brandain Ross) who knows when a draft will be this deep again.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker