Holding only their fifth and sixth round picks in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft, The Raiders received three badly need compensatory picks. Oakland received the highest selection of all teams, 95th overall in the third round as well as 129th in the fourth round and 168th in the fifth round.
The picks are awarded for the net loss of free agents from the previous season. Losing CB Nandi Asomugha, OL Robert Gallery, QB Bruce Gradkowski, LB Thomas Howard and TE Zach Miller in free agency last year and only signing TE Kevin Boss allowed the Raiders to secure the compensatory picks.
Oakland is without their first round pick because of the trade last year landing QB Carson Palmer from the Bengals. The second round pick was traded to New England to secure the 92nd and 125th pick in last years’ draft, which became OT Joseph Barksdale and RB Taiwan Jones.
The Raiders third round selection was used to acquire QB Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft. A fourth round pick was involved in a trade to Washington for QB Jason Campbell two years prior and a seventh round choice was traded to Seattle for LB Aaron Curry.
Some notable players taken 95th overall in the NFL Draft include 2010 Jimmy Graham, TE, Miami (Fla.), 2008 Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan, 2002 former Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch, QB, Nebraska, 1999 Amos Zereoue, RB, West Virginia, and 1998 Michael Pittman, RB, Fresno State.
With the additional compensatory picks, The Raiders will have a total of five picks in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Related VideosReturning Soon!!!!
No related posts.
Short URL: http://sport-ne.ws/da0