2011 NFL Mock Draft: Can Oakland Raiders Strike Gold Again?

As the 2011 NFL draft approaches, the Raiders find themselves in heavy need of another solid draft similar to their 2010 class. That draft produced three solid starters with Rolando McClain, Lamarr Houston and Jared Veldheer.

Potentially, that draft could produce close to six starters if you include Jacoby Ford's performance at receiver, Bruce Campbell's potential on the offensive line and Travis Goethel's opportunity to compete for a outside linebacker position.

In 2011, the Raiders hope to find those same kind of results. However, without a first-round pick, it may be a bit more difficult to find, but still very possible.

When looking at the Raiders' needs, it is apparent that the offensive line is the greatest need as a whole. Al Davis has put a lot of early-round investments in skill positions. Now, he finds himself putting a lot of faith in his mid-round offensive line prospects Jared Veldheer and Bruce Campbell. The Raiders cannot afford to overlook the offensive line any longer.

Though offensive line is the biggest need, the Raiders need to focus on depth at other positions as well.

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