LOL wow, just when you thought the Raiders were turning a new leaf, they waste 24 million dollars on a scrub. The Raiders totally wasted that money on Nate Allen when they could have used that to sign a superior safety such as Reggie Nelson, Tashaun Gibson, Eric Weddle, etc.
While I'm not completely against the pick of Darron Lee, I think I would prefer they take Hunter Henry in this situation. They need a guy that can go up the middle of the field the way Finley did a few years ago. That would give them a way to combat any setback from Nelson. The pick will change though, when Thompson hopefully goes out and gets a starting quality free agent, although I won't be holding my breath.
Summary: Matt Howard is a great college basketball player, but his skills do not necessarily translate to the next level. Still, he could get looks at the next level due to his intangibles, and actually make a roster thanks to the energy he brings. More than likely, he goes undrafted, but a team could take a second-round flier.
Player Comparison: Eduardo Najera. How does Najera still have a role in the NBA? Because he brings the same intangibles to the floor that Howard does at the college level. If Howard gets his chance in the league, he will have to follow the same path of the Najeras, Brian Cardinals, Brian Scalabrines and Mark Madsens of the world by working his tail off.