2010 NFL Draft: Who Will Be the Oakland Raiders’ Fourth Round Steal This Year?

For the past three seasons, the Raiders have selected three great players that have greatly impacted the team. They all happened to be selected in the fourth round of the draft. In 2007, the Raiders took Michael Bush, a former potential first rounder. Due to a serious leg injury in his senior year in college, his stock dropped. The injury carried on into his professional career as he sat out his entire rookie season. Since coming back, Bush has had quite the impressive stats while being a part of a three-runningback system with Justin Fargas and Darren McFadden, rushing for 1010 on just 218 attempts. In 2008, the Raiders selected Tyvon Branch, the speedy defensive back from Connecticut. Like Bush, Branch's first year had little impact, playing in eight games and recording only ten tackles. The next season? Well, he exploded, playing in all sixteen games, recording 124 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles. He also deflected eight passes, but recorded no interceptions. In 2009, the Raiders shocked everyone by selected Darrius Heyward-Bey in the first round. They made up for it by nabbing Louis Murphy in the fourth round. Murphy immediately gained the Raider Nations' trust when he caught four passes for 87 yards and a touchdown, though it should've been two touchdowns, in his debut. He finished the season with 34 catches for 521 yards and four touchdowns. Here are a list of players who are projected to be selected in the later rounds, but have the skills to be selected much earlier. Begin Slideshow


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