What is Your Take On Oakland Raiders 2nd and 3rd Round Picks?

For the second round, the Oakland Raiders made a very wise choice and drafted quarterback Derek Carr. The Raiders may have Matt Shaub now, but they need someone to either back him up, or maybe even be able to usurp him for the starting role. Either way, things for the Raiders are going to heat up coming training camp time. The Raiders needed a quarterback to some extent, and they got one. His stats, per wikipedia:

Year Team G W L Comp Att Pct Yds Td Int Pass Effic.
2009 Fresno State 4 4 0 10 14 71.4 112 0 0 138.6
2010 Fresno State
2011 Fresno State 13 4 9 279 446 62.6 3,544 26 9 144.5
2012 Fresno State 13 9 4 344 511 67.3 4,104 37 7 155.9
2013 Fresno State 13 11 2 454 659 68.9 5,083 50 8 156.3
Career G W L Comp Att Pct Yds TD Int Pass Effic.
2009–2013 Fresno State 43 28 15 1,087 1,630 66.7 12,843 113 24 152.9

His weaknesses, per NFL.com


Lacks ideal height and has relatively small hands. Bulk is just adequate. Could stand to improve as a deep passer. At times tries to do too much and forces some throws. Occasionally throws off balance unnecessarily and sails some throws. Operated out of the shotgun and pistol and made a lot short/lateral throws and half-field reads. Production is inflated by spread offense and porous Mountain West Conference defenses — nine 2013 opponents (excluding an FCS opponent) ranked between 81st and 125th nationally in scoring defense and/or passing defense. Had his worst game in the Las Vegas Bowl against USC.

For the third round pick, Jeff Dorby of the New York National Guard announced that the Oakland Raiders selected G Gabe Jackson from Mississippi State. Not an elite athlete, but the Raiders definitely need some interior help. This guy is strong and tough, and he will bring even more aggression to the line.

Were these good pickups? Comment below.



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