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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Team needs: Offensive tackle, wide receiver, defensive tackle.
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|Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree would be a solid complement to JaMarcus Russell and Darren McFadden in Oakland.|
Plan B: If Oakland gets impatient or if it decides quantity over quality is the route it wants to go, it could trade down in the first round. One possible trade partner could be Philadelphia, which has the No. 21 and No. 28 picks. The Raiders could possibly get a receiver such as Percy Harvin or Darrius Heyward-Bey with the No. 21 pick. Oakland could then snag an offensive tackle, such as Arizona's Eben Britton, or a defensive tackle at No. 28.
Scouts Inc. take: "Oakland is in need of help in a lot of areas. The Raiders can draft at receiver, offensive line or on the defensive line. I think the guy they should take is Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji. He'd be perfect there. But if they don't go with Raji, I really like Michael Crabtree if he is there. I think he'd be a better pick for Oakland than Jeremy Maclin. Then, there's a bunch of offensive tackles and Oakland will need to take one in the early rounds. But it starts with Raji or Crabtree." -- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
Who has final say: Owner Al Davis makes the final call in everything in Oakland. Davis, 79, still studies plenty of film as the draft approaches.
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