Stacked against the pick:
The Raiders were already spread pretty thin at Wide Receiver, and now with the recent loss of former first round pick, Darrius Heyward Bey to the Colts, the Raiders depth at the position is in need of, well, depth.
The Raiders however, do have a lot of holes, and need depth at virtually every position. Their top draft needs resides on both offense and defensive lines, with linebacker and corner close behind. Wide Receiver, shouldn’t be a draft day priority.
Reggie McKenzie, like the beloved John Synder for my Seahawks, is a Green Bay disciple, and has this team on the right track. He virtually had to come in a blow this roster up, and is doing a great job so far. He knows the key to success is in the lines, and it looks like he is going to rebuild those in the draft.
The Perfect Storm:
Marquess could help this team. We all know of his great production at Wazzu, and could be a great value late in the draft. If he falls to the 6th, 7th round, which I think he will; and the Raiders got their lineman, they might take a go with Marquess.
Likliehood of Getting Drafted by The Raiders:
D – The Raiders may be thin at wide out, but they already have young, unproven talent at the position, they don’t need to add to that. They are more likely to add a veteran to the group, to help out their young bucks there.