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.
Lacks a special second gear to be a home run threat
A little sluggish coming in/out of breaks
Summary: Baldwin brings enough to the table to be viewed as a No. 1 receiver in the NFL, but
I don't see him being an elite receiver because he seems to lack the speed and route running (unless
this develops in time). Baldwin is a consistent possession receiver who moves the chains and is a difficult
cover due to his size and talent. I have a first-round grade on Baldwin going into the 2011 season and his
name should be called in the top 30 picks when it's all said and done.
Player Comparison: Brandon Marshall. Marshall has slightly better speed than Baldwin, but both
are fearless, consistent possession receivers.