Oakland Raiders 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

Oakland Raiders' Seven-Round NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

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The 2014 NFL Draft is extremely important for the Oakland Raiders and GM Reggie McKenzie. Under McKenzie, the draft hasn't been the team's strong suit, as the team has only come away with a few players who are actually NFL-caliber. That said, this year is different, and in order to keep his job, McKenzie must nail this draft. Check the Oakland Raiders' seven-round mock draft.

Round 1- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

Johnny Manziel
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Round 1- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

Johnny Manziel
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The Oakland Raiders desperately need a quarterback. Johnny Manziel is perhaps the most polarizing prospect in this year's draft, however, even his harshest critics can't ignore that the man can make plays. Manziel could be the breath of fresh air the Raiders' offense needs.

Round 2- Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State

Gabe Jackson
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Round 2- Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State

Gabe Jackson
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Tony Bergstrom and Kevin Boothe are liabilities in the Raiders' interior offensive line, and both should be replaced sooner rather than later. Gabe Jackson is still raw from a technical standpoint, but he has the talent to start right away.

Round 3- Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin

Jared Abbrederis
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Round 3- Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin

Jared Abbrederis
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Perhaps the best route-running receiver in this year's draft, Jared Abbrederis is as NFL-ready as any receiver in this draft class. Denarius Moore can stretch defenses vertically, but the Raiders have lacked someone who can go underneath and utilize the space Moore creates. Abbrederis could give the Raiders that guy.

Round 4- Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU

Anthony Johnson
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Round 4- Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU

Anthony Johnson
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An athletic freak, Anthony Johnson has the potential to one day dominate. However, as things stand right now, Johnson is too raw to make an impact right away. That said, if the Raiders were to pick Johnson up, he could be well worth the investment in a few years.

Round 7- Jonathan Dowling, S, Western Kentucky

Jonathan Dowling
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Round 7- Jonathan Dowling, S, Western Kentucky

Jonathan Dowling
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Charles Woodson isn't getting any younger and the depth behind him is questionable. Enter Jonathan Dowling, a raw, yet talented free safety who could benefit from a year behind Woodson. Like Johnson, Dowling may not make an impact right away, but he has the talent to develop into a solid starter.

Round 7- Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

Aaron Colvin
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Round 7- Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

Aaron Colvin
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Despite drafting D.J. Hayden in the first round last year, the Raiders still need to add more talent to the cornerback position. Aaron Colvin isn't ready to be a starter yet, but with a few years of developing behind Carlos Rogers, Colvin could step into a starting role.


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