This would mean for the Oakland Raiders you need to expect them to pick the Best Raider Available (BRA); an athlete who is a size/speed/strength specimen who can play football but may need some seasoning.
Of course, going back to the first round of 2009, I don't agree that Darrius Heyward-Bey was the best Raider available at #7 - but he was a better Raider fit then Michael Crabtree whom everyone says the Raiders should have picked. In my opinion, the BRA at that point was Brian Orakpo, a known workout warrior who would have played SLB dropping down to RDE in nickel packages. But that was last year, and DHB would still have been a top-5 player when you consider BRA.
For 2010 who I would pick as the BRA would come down to who is there when the Raiders pick at #8. If stacking a board for the Raiders based on BRA I'd list the following players as my top-5:
- DT Ndamukong Suh
- OT Trent Williams
- S Eric Berry
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul
- OT Bruce Campbell
As Sam Bradford, Gerald McCoy and Russell Okung should be gone - and I wouldn't be surprised to also see a few of Dan Williams, CJ Spiller, Bryan Bulaga and Jimmy Clausen also gone - several players from this list should still be there and the Raiders should be able to get a good Raider for their team this year.