Sunday, December 29, 2013
Raiders hold the No. 5 overall draft pick
By Paul Gutierrez
OAKLAND -- With their season-ending 34-14 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Raiders finished 4-12 for the second consecutive season.
A year ago, Dennis Allen's staff coached a side at the Senior Bowl and held the No. 3 overall pick, which they used to trade back to No. 12 and select Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden, who suffered a near-fatal heart injury in practice the previous November.
So enamored was Oakland of Hayden that general manager Reggie McKenzie said he would have taken the him third had he not been able to find a trade partner.
Now, with the season done, the Raiders hold the No. 5 overall pick for the 2014 draft.