Tre' Jackson, OG, Florida State
With massive needs already taken care of in Rounds 1 and 2, the Raiders use their third pick to fill the other massive hole on the roster: offensive guard.
If this draft had talent at the tight end position, I would have ventured in that direction, but with only 1-2 tight ends worthy of a top 75 selection, the choice of what position to target was easy.
Projected as a 3rd round pick by CBS and a 2nd-3rd round pick by NFL.com, Jackson would be a fantastic get for the Raiders at pick No. 68. In 42 starts at Florida State, Jackson was a crucial part of an offensive line that helped the program return to the spotlight under Jimbo Fisher and Jameis Winston.
While his combine numbers don't jump off the page at you (at least not in a good way — a 5.52 40-yard dash?), the reality is that with a guard, you're hoping he never has to run 40-yards (at least not in a row). Consider that Gabe Jackson (who's ready for Jackson & Jackson?) ran a 5.51 40-yard dash last season, and remember that he seems to have turned out just fine.
In reading scouting reports on Jackson (Tre'), the part that was the most encouraging was this quote from an NFL Offensive Coordinator:
"He's got everything you want in a guard, he just needs to work on technique. I did my homework on the person and I think he'll be coachable. He would start right away for us."
With a coaching committed to the trenches, I think quickly developing a guy like Jackson would be a reasonable expectation, and if Oakland can get a Day 1 starting guard in the third round, it's going to be a perfect fit.