Like many of you, I am a bit flabbergasted and I am have been thinking that the Raiders made terrible decisions all day.
First, they didn't trade down and get more picks in the first, then they chose a WR that was rated in the lower 1/3 of the draft with the 7 pick.
Next, they traded down and watched Conner Barwin pass by. Don't get me wrong, another 3rd and a 6th for 7 spaces was a nice move, that could mean that if we want Follett, he could probably fall into our laps.
I thought that perhaps the Raiders would select Michael Johnson or a solid O-Lineman so you can imagine that when they announced Michael Mitchell as their choice I was ticked...
Now that I've cooled down a bit and read this:
my dad and I would watch old films of Jack Tatum and Ronnie Lott and heâ€™d say, that's how you play football. So from a young age, I knew it was about hitting and being physical. I definitely model myself after those two individuals. I like to impose myself on other people. Obviously, I think I'm a good guy in coverage, I can get interceptions and return the ball when I can, but if there's an opportunity, I usually take my shots, but if I get a shot to hit you, then I'm going to try and knock the person out.
I am getting excited about the possibility that Al Davis may have just snagged the two best players at their positions in this draft.
Have you cooled down yet?