Several years back, Eric Reid shunned Jim Harbaugh and Stanford to stick close to home at LSU. Fast forward to NFL draft night 2013, and Reid watched Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers make a big move up to make sure they got him this time.
San Francisco selected free safety Eric Reid out of LSU with the 18th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night after trading up to get the selection from the Dallas Cowboys.
The Oakland Raiders selected Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden with the 12th overall pick after trading down in the NFL draft Thursday night.
Coach Madden reminisces about the days of the NFL Draft as the Oakland Raiders coach long before it was such a hyped event and before cell phones and the internet helped spread the word on all the top picks.
Part of the mock draft process is the subjective process in which the mock drafter tries to weigh who he thinks the drafting team should take, who the drafting team thinks they should take, and everything that happens before that pick. Prediction Machine tried to take all of that stuff out of the process.
When it comes to building this football team, GM Trent Baalke spoke about the benefits of drafting into strengths and selecting the best player available. San Francisco wants to add quality players to its organization, and what may not be a need this year may be one next year.
With 13 draft picks, Trent Baalke has built quite the board of potential players. A board that is well prepped but could change quickly as the draft unfolds.
Like all NFL teams, the Raiders are getting ready for this week’s draft. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew the Silver and Black are better prepared than in the past.
While the first and second rounds of the draft create plenty of buzz and attention, the later rounds could also present proverbial “diamonds in the rough” for the San Francisco 49ers.
The 2013 NFL draft is now just a few days away, and the Oakland Raiders have some significant questions surrounding the team heading in.