The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that an unnamed team has offered Oakland a second-round pick this year and a first-round pick next year for the No. 8 overall choice next month.
Getting a first-round pick in 2011 would be intriguing to Oakland because it gave up its top pick to New England for defensive end Richard Seymour.
Still, this seems a little steep. Oakland really needs its top pick this year. The Raiders need too much to not have a pick until No. 39. There is bound to be plenty of moving and shaking in the next 23 days before the draft starts. It seems like the draft-pick jockeying has begun.
The Kansas City Chiefs hired Adam Zimmer as a defensive assistant/assistant linebacker coach. He was with New Orleans. He is the son of Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
Dallas sources are shooting down talk that running back Marion Barber could be on the trade block. If he were on the block, it wouldn’t be a surprise if San Diego looked into it. The Chargers are expected to draft at least one running back.
The Raiders and Chargers were represented at the Pro Day of Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant on Tuesday.