2014 Oakland Raiders NFL Mock Draft: Post-Free Agency Edition

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Free agency for the Oakland Raiders this season has been mostly a head-scratcher. They let Lamar Houston walk, and tried to gloriously overpay Rodger Saffold before he failed his physical. Because of their free-agency disappointments, the Raiders will need to use the draft to plug the many holes in their roster.

Round 1: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

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Round 1: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

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The Raiders simply have to pick a quarterback in the first round. They cannot go into next season with Terrelle Pryor as the starter. Carr has been shooting up draft boards since the college football season ended, and he might just be the best of the bunch.

Round 2: Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

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Round 2: Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

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After the first round, the Raiders should try to take the best player available. Hageman is a super-athletic monster, a 300-pounder who has the potential to be the anchor of the Raiders' defensive line for years to come.

Round 3: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

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Round 3: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

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Oakland could use some help at wide receiver. Landry had a terrible combine, dropping his second-round grade considerably. The Raiders should end this talented WE's free fall early in the third round.

Round 4: Christian Kirksey, OLB, Iowa

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Round 4: Christian Kirksey, OLB, Iowa

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Kirksey is a very heady linebacker who relies mostly on his great instincts. This allows him to overcome any limits in his physique and made him an excellent player during his time in Iowa.

Round 6: Ty Zimmerman, S, Kansas State

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Round 6: Ty Zimmerman, S, Kansas State

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Zimmerman has excellent size for a safety in the NFL and has the special ability of reading a quarterback's eyes before he makes a throw downfield. He is also a very solid tackler. Kansas State's star safety would be a steal for Oakland in the sixth round.

Round 7: Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State

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Round 7: Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State

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The Oakland Raiders brought back Darren McFadden on a one-year deal, but he has not yet proven that he can actually stay healthy for an entire year. Oakland should take a flyer on a talented back from a very talented team. Freeman fits the bill nicely.