Oakland Raiders Mock Draft: Buying or Selling Drafttek’s Latest Picks

The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine is this weekend and serves as the starting line for NFL draft talk. The talk will accelerate faster than DeMarcus Van Dyke and top out at 4.3 speed by the time the draft actually arrives in April.

We'll get the party started with Drafttek.com's seven-round mock draft. Drafttek uses a computer model to simulate the draft, based on team needs and their draft rankings.

Each pick will be dissected with pros and cons of each player, and we'll ask questions: Is the player the best available at the position? Is the position a need? Are there other players that make more sense?

Since the Oakland Raiders only currently have two selections, we'll also break down Drafttek's two alternate picks for each.

My observations are a blend of what I've seen in the limited amounts of video available and what I've read from the numerous scouting reports I've seen over the past several weeks. Consider it an aggregation of what all draft experts are saying about the players—from ESPN to Yahoo and everything in between. 

On your marks...get set...(gunfire)...(beep)...(beep)...(beep).

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