2011 NFL Draft Picks: Oakland Raiders Projections – Results
With free agency unavailable this off-season, it will be interesting to see how each team drafts this spring. Throughout the three days of the 2011 NFL draft, we will be updating this page for the Oakland Raiders every night to give you analysis of their selection results.
On Thursday NFL teams will only select players in the first round of the draft. On Friday, they will all select their second and third round picks.
Saturday each team will finish of its draft by selecting players through rounds four to seven. Enjoy the draft and come back here later to see our take on players selected for the Oakland Raiders.
2011 NFL Draft Selection (Before Draft Begins)
Raiders Draft Needs
OT, OG, DT, CB, OLB, QB
48. Offensive Lineman Stefen Wisniewski
The Raiders go with a name they know all to well as his Uncle was a great Raider for many years. His uncle is a coach with the Raiders and this was a great pick for them.
81. Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke
The Raiders needed to address the secondary as they are losing some key players in this area. Van Dyke has speed but lets see if he’s up for covering receivers at the pro level.
92. Offensive Tackle Joseph Barksdale
Nice addition for the Raiders as Joseph Barksdale is a big power tackle that will beat up defensive lineman in the running game.
113. Defensive Back Chimdi Chekwa
125. Running Back Taiwan Jones
148. Wide Receiver Denarius Moore
181. Tight End Richard Gordon
241. Wide Receiver David Ausberry