And With the #40 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the Oakland Raiders Select...

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                            Oklahoma OT Phil Loadholt

mushin with the pick...

The Raiders would have loved to have Sean Smith CB/S from Utah fall here, but they’ll need to look later in the draft to fill this need as there are not safeties worthy of the pick. Not a problem. The Raiders line needs help, bad.  They had the 29th ranked offense last year. (Take that Raiders! The Chiefs were 24th. I call that a victory) During the offseason they signed Khalif Barnes, giving them a legitimate LT to protect their young QB. That leaves the hole on the right side. And in the words of a porn star, if you have a hole, you fill it with the biggest thing you can find.

Enter Phil Loadholt. This guy is a mountain of a man. He’s 6’8, 338, and in the words of Mocking Dan over at SB Nation, “Could probably get bigger if he wanted to.” His size alone should have Cable, a former O-line coach, drooling all over himself. (A lot like Al when it’s Tapioca Tuesday at the old folks home.)  Loadholt can step in on day one and open holes for Oakland’s stable of RB’s. Most projections have him better suited to play right tackle than left. He lacks the ideal speed and footwork, in the eyes of many scouts, to be an upper echelon left tackle in the NFL. But he did play LT for the highest scoring offense in NCAA history last year.

He dominates smaller ends, though he struggles with elite pass rushers. Brian Orakpo had a field day with him. Some of the concerns with him are complex schemes and dumb penalties. Perfect Raider.

CBS Sports has a great scouting report on him.

Though nobody but moms and scouts want to watch tackle highlight reels, I included this one in case you were bored on a Monday night.

 

 

Round 1 is here.

Previous pickG Duke Robinson

Read moreScouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock for tomorrow: Green Bay Packers (JasonM) and Buffalo Bills (ArrowDread)

Click over for the schedule and current draft results.

Pick Round 2 Selection Date Approval Rating
1(33) Detroit Lions - UCrawford  CB Darius Butler Weds., April 8th
2(34) New England Patriots (From Kansas City) - connerman  DE Robert Ayers Weds., April 8th
3(35) St. Louis Rams - Lanier63  DT Evander Hood Thursday, April 9th
4(36) Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway  DE Connor Barwin Thursday, April 9th
5(37) Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel  OT William Beatty Friday, April 10th
6(38) Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic  C Max Unger Friday, April 10th
7(39) Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns  G Duke Robinson Monday, April 13th
8(40) Oakland Raiders - mushin T Phil Loadholt
Monday, April 13th
9(41) Green Bay Packers - JasonM   Tuesday, April 14th
10(42) Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread   Tuesday, April 14th
11(43) San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch   Weds. April 15th
12(44) Miami Dolphins (From Washington) - shraggyj   Weds. April 15th
13(45) New York Giants (From New Orleans) - ChiefsFan90s   Thursday, April 16th
14(46) Houston Texans - ChiefsDude   Thursday, April 16th
15(47) New England Patriots (From San Diego) - connerman   Friday, April 17th
16(48) Denver Broncos (From Texans) - Keyser Sose   Friday, April 17th
17(49) Chicago Bears - Holmeslice   Monday, April 20th
18(50) Cleveland Browns (From Tampa Bay) - HIV2Elway   Monday, April 20th
19(51) Dallas Cowboys - chiefsfan1384
  Monday, April 20th
20(52) New York Jets - ???   Tuesday, April 21st
21(53) Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717   Tuesday, April 21st
22(54) Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56   Tuesday, April 21st
23(55) Atlanta Falcons - RedNose   Weds. April 22nd
24(56) Miami Dolphins - shraggyj   Weds. April 22nd
25(57) Baltimore Ravens - Ben S   Weds. April 22nd
26(58) New England Patriots - connerman   Thursday, April 23rd
27(59) Carolina Panthers - 808NaNz808   Thursday, April 23rd
28(60) New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s   Thursday, April 23rd
29(61) Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary   Friday, April 24th
30(62) Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99   Friday, April 24th
31(63) Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH   Friday, April 24th
32(64) Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33   Friday, April 24th
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