Oakland Raiders 2008 NFL Draft Grade
Darren McFadden doesn't win you draft grades. The Oakland Raiders are a really bad team that needed to add more pieces. I really like McFadden and think he is worth the fourth pick. However if you are Oakland you needed to trade back and get a few more pieces. Back to positives…McFadden is a homerun threat and a big playmaker for Jamarcus Russell. Tyvon Branch is a nice player who adds experience to the secondary. He played and started for four seasons at Connecticut and was a big cog in turning that program around.

Sleeping is a small school talent from Richmond, Arman Shields. He has blazing speed and the ability to make a house call every time the ball touches his hands.

Round 1 (4) – Derren McFadden – RB – 6’2” 210 – Arkansas

Round 1 (4) – Derren McFadden – RB – 6’2” 210 – Arkansas

Round 4 (100) – Tyvon Branch – CB – 6’0” 204 – Connecticut

Round 4 (125) – Arman Shields – WR – 6’1” 194 – Richmond

Round 6 (169) – Trevor Scott – DE – 6’5” 256 – Buffalo

Round 7 (226) – Chaz Schilens – WR – 6’4” 208 – San Diego State

Oakland Raiders – Draft Grade – C-

By T. Lewis, 20Yardline.com
May 7, 2008