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Kiper's Mock 3.0: Raiders

3/13/2014

In his first two mock drafts, ESPN’s Mel Kiper selected a playmaker for the Oakland Raiders, sending Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins to the East Bay both times with the No. 5 overall selection.

The pick echoed what Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in January, that he wanted, well, a playmaker. Now, in the wake of the Rodger Saffold fiasco -- in which the offensive lineman failed a physical by Raiders standards after agreeing to a five-year, $42.5 million contract, with $21 million guaranteed, but was healthy enough to go back to the St. Louis Rams -- have needs changed?

Is an offensive lineman more of a priority in the draft, or maybe even a quarterback. Or is Watkins still Kiper’s guy? Stay tuned ...