Sunday, May 01, 2011

Oakland Raiders NFL Draft

59-yard TD pass to David Ausburry

photo By Mark Avery, AP

Looks like the Raiders went after athletic talent in this year's draft. Their first pick being in round 2, they got what'll be a second generation Raider in OC Stefan Wisniewski. Yes, break out "The Wiz" banners once more as this young man brings some much needed help to our offensive line.

A stalwart to anchor the middle of the offensive line, the Raiders selected center/guard Stefen Wisniewski out of Penn State in the second round as the # 48 overall pick.

The Raiders selected other O-Line help, but shame on me, I'm impressed with two weapons acquired that handle the ball:

running back Taiwan Jones out of Eastern Washington in the fourth round. The head coach saw something special in Jones. “How do you pass up a guy that can make plays like that…a guy that can score touchdowns as often and as fast as he can?” asked Jackson to the press.

the multi-position threat in David Ausberry from the University of Southern California. ausberry plays running back and wide receiver, a big wide receiver.

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