Oakland Raiders 2013 NFL Draft Review

1 (12) - D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston; 2 (42) - Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State; 3 (66) - Sio Moore, LB, UConn; 4 (112) - Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas; 6 (172) - Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado; 6 (181) - Latavius Murry, RB, Central Florida; 6 (184) - Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee; 6 (205) - Stacy McGee, DT, Oklahoma; 7 (209) - Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State; 7 (233) - David Bass, DE, Missouri Western

Top Pick Analysis: Reggie McKenzie came over from Green Bay before last season and is still trying to wash the Davis craziness out of the Raiders but didn't do a good job in the first round. Oakland loved Hayden so much they almost wasted the No. 3 overall pick to get him before wisely trading down and getting him at 12. They could have dropped another 10 spots at least. Things settled down from there. Second-rounder Watson is a very raw tackle prospect but has a big upside, and Moore has a nice work ethic and some coverage ability at linebacker.

Best Value Pick: Matt Flynn is probably just a caretaker so getting a legitimate developmental quarterback like Wilson with a fourth-round pick is a positive.

Questionable Calls: Even if they develop, Hayden and Moore simply weren't good value picks where they were taken.

Summary: The Raiders didn't address the defensive line after blowing things up there so that remains a concern. Hayden and Moore should help the back seven in coverage while Watson and Wilson are classic Davis-like boom-or-bust types. It's like the guy is still haunting the organization.


Undrafted rookie free agent signings: Louisville CB Adrian Bushell; Virginia Union DE Kentrell Harris; Youngstown State G Lamar Mady; Wyoming OT Kyle Magnuson; Tulsa S Dexter McColl; Rice RB Sam McGuffie; Eastern Washington QB Kyle Padron; Duke WR Conner Vernon; Boston College OT John Wetzel; Cal DB Deunta Williams; Rutgers WR Tim Wright