Bruce Campbell, OT - Maryland
Pick made by LovinBlue:
After reviewing the list 3 times and not finding John Madden on it, Al Davis begrudgingly calls in his pick - Michael Crabtree. A series of embarrassing phone calls later, Davis revises his pick and chooses OT Bruce Campbell of Maryland. Campbell isn't the highest rated OT available at #8, but with a 4.85 40, 34 reps in the bench press, a 6' 7" frame and 310 pounds, he is just the type of physical specimen Davis loves.
And the Raiders need an OT badly. After a game in which the Redskins sacked Gradkowski and Russell a combined EIGHT times, it is clear the O-Line was Swiss cheese, and any of the top OL prospects would represent an improvement. With Campbell, the Raiders are better equipped to face their foes in the AFC West, particularly Denver's 2-headed monster, Justin Bannan and Jarvis Green.
If Campbell is taken #8 by the Raiders, it would be the first OT taken in the first round by the Raiders since 2004, when Vernon Davis and Darrius Heyward-Bey).. He will also be 3rd player from Maryland drafted in the Top 10 in the past 5 years (
Campbell's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft
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