Oakland Raiders Mock Draft: Grading Matt Miller’s Latest Picks

The Oakland Raiders gained three additional draft picks in the 2012 NFL draft: A third-round, fourth-round and fifth-round selection were awarded for free-agent losses last offseason. The selections are believed to be for the losses of Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller and Robert Gallery. 

The compensatory draft selections can't be traded, but will give new Raiders' general manager Reggie McKenzie more opportunity to shape the roster with young players

McKenzie recently had a conference call with local media and said:

...when you set the board you try to set it to where you can have some possible starters through the fifth round... I want to get some good players that we can try to get as many possible starters as possible. Whether they are first year starters, second year or third year starters, I want to get some guys that have the potential to be starters.

Adding three picks between Round 3 and 5 should net the Raiders with three starters or potential starters according to McKenzie. McKenzie has a goal and stated he would draft the "best available player" and that will be the standard by which we grade Matt Miller's latest seven-round mock draft.


Round 3 - Pick 97

Josh Robinson, CB, UCF

Al Davis would be proud as Robinson had the fastest 40-yard dash time at the 2012 NFL Combine at 4.33 seconds and also put up top numbers in the broad jump and three-cone drill. McKenzie will like him because he looks good on tape. 

NFL Network's Mike Mayock doesn't believe Josh Robinson will make it out of the first round.

The Raiders signed three defensive backs this offseason and might be looking to find depth at other positions, but Ron Bartell, Shawntae Spencer and Pat Lee all signed one-year deals. The Raiders aren't committed to any of them past 2012 and Robinson is a playmaker and willing to help in run-support. He just n...

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