The votes are in and with the second pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select Bjoern Warner, DE, FSU.
Next we address the #3 pick in the draft - The Oakland Raiders are on the clock.
#3 Oakland Raiders. Needs - DE, LB, CB. The Raiders are a mess... as usual. Poor front office moves prior to 2012 have resulted in a team low on talent and cap space. Only the Jaguars (20) had fewer sacks than the Raiders (25) in 2012. The Raiders ranked 20th in the NFL in passing yards allowed. They weren't much better against the run, ranking 19th, giving up 118.6 rushing yards per game while allowing 4.3 yards per carry. Not surprisingly, the Raiders finished 28th in the NFL in scoring defense by giving up 27.7 points per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Raiders run game was terrible as well, ranking 28th in the NFL overall, with only 5 teams averaging fewer than the 3.8 yards per carry the Raiders mustered in 2012. On a positive note, the O-line did allow only 27 sacks, good for 5th best in the NFL. Obviously the D needs major help just about everywhere. Who do you take at #3?
Picks so far:
#1 Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
#2 Jacksonville Jaguars - Bjoern Warner, DE, FSU