@Mr. Bitter Weddle is actually the perfect free agent addition for the Raiders, no matter who they draft, and for several reasons. First of all, he still plays at a high level, and, he now has something more to prove, especially if he gets to play his former team twice. Second, while his age might seem like an issue to many people, his age actually works to the Raiders favor. First, because he provides there secondarywithveteran leadership that will be sorely lacking with Woidsons exit, and second, because he wont require a long term commitment. The Raiders can tie up a chunk of money that theyneed to spend, but not get in the way of future extensions or contracts.
My first edition. Only one trade. I make picks using multiple big boards from different sites, and my own scouting. I try to fill needs as best as possible. This will change when FA moves define themselves.
Mike Mayock on Leonard Hankerson: "He scares the heck out of me." (referring to his drops)
Mike Mayock: "No way Allen Bailey gets out of the second round."
Charley Casserly says Brandon Harris is a "fourth corner" on a team.
Path to the Draft: March 25, 2011
Below, you can find various tidbits of NFL Draft rumors and information offered by Mike Mayock, Michael Lombardi and the rest of the Path to the Draft crew on the NFL Network. I posted these in my forum, but I thought it would be better to keep all the draft rumors together in this section. I'll be tweeting these during Path to the Draft at @walterfootball.
Charley Casserly: The best thing Akeem Ayers does is rush the passer.
(Casserly said that Ayers wasn't on the line of scrimmage for 2/3 of the season, which would explain his low sack total)
Mike Mayock: I believe Andy Dalton goes in the first half of the second round (reminds him of Kevin Kolb).