Scouting next Chargers opponent: Raiders
Win or lose Sunday, the Raiders are assured a top-10 draft pick for the seventh time in 10 years. How many of those six top-10 draftees went on to Pro Bowl? Zero, a mini-trend within Oakland’s 10-season streak of no winning records or playoff berths
The Raiders invested top-10 picks in all-time bust JaMarcus Russell, the LSU quarterback taken first overall in 2007, and eighth-round choice Rolando McClain (’10, Alabama), a linebacker who sits the bench. McClain sat out two games this year for conduct detrimental to the team.
Overseeing the next draft will be general manager Reggie McKenzie, hired last year after working more than a decade in Green Bay’s front office.
There are some who believe that a strong Oakland Raiders makes for a better AFC West and a more compelling matchup for the Denver Broncos fans.
I beg to differ--a decade of watching "The Violator" look like he's been violated is pretty damn compelling to me.
Merry Xmas, Oakland. Here's hoping Santa brings you another first-round bust.