Jan 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; General view of Nike vapor gloves of the Oakland Raiders at the Super Bowl XLVII Experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Marquess Wilson And The NFL: Oakland Raiders

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.

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  • http://twitter.com/RickyBo60099188 Ricky Bobby

    If he is the BPA in the 7th, he will be a Raider.

    • http://Allcougdup.com/ All Coug’d Up

      For some reason I just thought of this possibility very seriously. As much as I hate the Raiders, it would be fun to see him there. Wilson seems to me a great fit in Oakland. Not for what happened here at WSU, but just in general. Plus he’s from there so it would provide extra motivation I think.

    • Korbin

      It wouldnt surprise me if he ends up there. But I just cant see it, I think they need to add a veteran. But who knows with the raiders, theyve always been my second favorite team behind the hawks, so im use to surprises haha

      • http://Allcougdup.com/ All Coug’d Up

        They may NEED a veteran, but the price of a Wilson with the same skill set as any veteran available now and probably even more upside could be too good to pass up. I think they would’ve gone after a vet already and they could’ve used a guy like Jennings if they were looking that route. Like I said too, Wilson gives them a hometown favorite to get behind.