Yet ANOTHER Oakland Raiders Mock Draft-Part II: Rounds 5-7

As I stated in the pre-cursor to this article, "Yet ANOTHER Oakland Raiders Mock Draft: Rounds 1-4", I don't actually believe that I will get any of these picks correct. This part of the mock will not be any different. It's just more shooting in the dark.

The later rounds of the draft is where Al Davis seems to excel. Brandon Meyers and  Louis Murphy both came in later rounds and have produced for the Raiders. Davis' track record of finding gems late in the draft is legendary.

What follows is my take on what Davis might do this year.


With the seventh pick in the fifth round, the Oakland Raiders select...

Walter McFadden-CB Purdue. 5'10"-173 pounds

McFadden is a player that has a lot of unrealized potential. He shows good athleticism and is fluid into and out of his back pedal. He has the speed to run with most receivers and to recover when he gets beat.

He is also nasty enough and has good enough instincts to support against the run or to blitz when asked.

Walter has his weaknesses. He is inconsistent in coverage and tends to play a little too high in man coverage and give up his leverage on the receiver. His ball skills leave a little to be desired as well. He loses the ball in the air and doesn't time his jumps very well.

McFadden is a better athlete than he is a football player. Taking him in the fifth round won't be a reach, but he won't be making the splash that some of Al Davis' late round picks have in the past.

I see him being a gunner on special teams right away and working into a solid Nickel or Dime back in the not too distant future.


With the 27th pick in the fifth round, the Oakland Raiders select...

Rahim Alem-DE Louisiana State. 6'2"-260 pounds

Even though the Raiders are pretty well stacked at this position, Al Davis believes that there is no such thing as too ...

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