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Players That Should be on the Raiders Draft Board on Day 3

Defensive Tackle Alameda Ta'amu Josh Chapman DaJohn Harris   Defensive End Cameron Johnson Jared Crick Malik Jackson Jonathan Massaquoi   Outside Linebacker Ronnell Lewis Nigel Bradham Keenan Robinson Kyle Wilbur Josh Kaddu Miles Burris Travis Lewis Tim Fugger   Inside Linebacker James-Michael Johnson Emmanuel Acho   Offensive Tackle Bobbie Massie Zebrie Zanders Matt McCants Nate Potter

Profile: OG Tony Bergstrom

Profile Height: 6' 5" Weight: 313 lbs Arm Length: 32" Hand Size: 9" 40-yard Dash: 5.27 seconds Bench Reps at 225: 32 Vertical Jump: 29.5 inches Broad Jump: 8' 5" 3-Cone Drill: 7.95 seconds 20-yard Shuttle: 4.84 seconds   Stats   Scouting Reports CBS Sports - NFL Draft Scout National Football Post Pro Football Weekly CSN Washington Sports Illustrated   "This is Tony Bergstrom's football team. He's the team leader."  Utah Head Coach Kyle Whittingham      

Are the Oakland Raiders Rebuilding or Reloading?

With new management in Oakland comes many changes including personnel, schemes, philosophies and even media relations. By nature change tends to make people uneasy. It's hard to get that comfortable feeling many fans are looking for this time of year when there is so much change happening all at once. Many will agree that change is not always bad, but its the unknown of it all at the present time that make it tough to grasp. While I would love to answer the question of whether the changes are good or bad, the fact remains that only time will tell the whole story of how they will impact the franchise. As I mentioned earlier personnel changes are part of the whole process and many player decisions are being made. On the surface it seems that the Raiders are just unloading bad contracts which leads many to believe the Raiders are just rebuilding for the future. Its understandable where that thinking is applied, but lets take a deeper look into the player changes to this point. Quarter