11 Players That Carson Palmer Would Most Love for the Oakland Raiders to Draft

Sometimes the starting quarterback and the team differ on which players to draft. Thankfully the quarterback is not in the business of scouting and drafting players and Reggie McKenzie, not Carson Palmer, will determine which players are selected.

Palmer should have no complaints if the Oakland Raiders' draft is defense heavy as he inherits a well-built offense. Palmer knows you can never have enough offensive weapons, but the Raiders need depth on defense and are willing to sacrifice a little depth on offense for an improved defense.

What players would Palmer like the Raiders to draft? Palmer knows it is all about pressure on the quarterback and would love the Raiders to bring in additional depth in the front seven.


Outside Linebackers

Shea McClellin

He probably will not be available when the Raiders first pick at the end of the third, but the Raiders need an effective pass-rusher from the linebacker position. McClellin can get to the quarterback a number of ways and has excellent motor.

Palmer understands how important pressure on the quarterback is, and if McClellin falls the Raiders will not hesitate to draft him.


Bruce Irvin

Irvin would become an option for the Raiders when they decide to use the 3-4 defense. Irvin has the tools to develop into a pass-rushing specialist. He's undersized, but he's a gifted athlete.

However, Irvin is somewhat of a wild card because he will be transitioning from end to linebacker and there is some concern with his ability to make that transition.

McKenzie should do his due diligence on Irvin and take a flier if he believes the coaching staff can make him into the rush linebacker.


Ronnell Lewis

Lewis has the potential to be a polarizing prospect. He has a passion for the game and really likes to play and could be valu...

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