Raiders: Begin To Build A Contender In The NFL Draft


The Oakland Raiders calmly sat the entire first day and half waiting to select a pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Day two arrived and the Raiders were ready to make their moves to boost their offensive line and fix their secondary.

Not an exciting draft for the Raiders in day two but they did covered their primary needs. Raiders head coach Hue Jackson was very please about his selections in the draft and so far loves how the draft is turning in the Raiders favor. Maybe the team had a shot at big names like Ryan Mallet or DaQuan Bowers but the Raiders knew coming in the draft what was their plan and stuck to it.

The time came around for their first pick in the 2011 NFL draft and with 48th pick overall they selected a center that could fit right into their plan of improving the offensive line. The Raiders first selection was Stefan Wisniewski center out of Penn St. He is one of the top center’s in this draft.

With considerable one of the worst lines in the NFL the Raiders knew they had to polish up their offensive line. Arguably the best player on the offensive-line guard Robert Gallery is a free agent. Leading him to explore options in the market once the NFL re-opens their doors and ends the lockout allowing free agency to occur.  This opened up the primary need in the offensive line.

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