2013 Raiders NFL draft guide

Examining Oakland's draft history and potential picks this year

Originally Published: April 15, 2013
By ESPN Insider staff | ESPN Insider
Darren McFaddenAP Photo/Paul SpinelliDarren McFadden should have success in Oakland's man-blocking system if he can stay healthy.

Insider's NFL and draft experts -- Todd McShay, Mel Kiper, Chris Sprow and Gary Horton -- have teamed up to give a full breakdown of all that should be considered for each team as it enters the 2013 NFL draft. Here we look at the Oakland Raiders.

Personnel needs

CB, OL, DT, LB

Major need: The back end of this defense still needs some help, even after the signings of Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter. Phillip Adams, Coye Francies, Taiwan Jones and Brandian Ross are all bargain basement guys who lack elite cover skills, and the safety position isn't much better with Tyvon Branch and Cory Nelms.


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