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Raiders likely to deal No. 3 pick

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08:02 AM ET 03.01 | This time of year, of course Geno Smith interests the Raiders. They're also contemplating pass-rushing outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. And run-stuffing defensive tackles Star Lotulelei and Sharrif Floyd. And burner receiver Marquise Goodwin. And offensive tackles Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher. Linebacker Manti Te'o? Sure, why not? Put it this way -- the Raiders are doing their due diligence and looking at every conceivable possibility. But as one NFL source told me at the Senior Bowl, the Raiders' most likely and logical move is to trade down from the No. 3 spot. ... [Showing] "interest" in Smith could be akin to general manager Reggie McKenzie building up interest, and thus, trade value, in said No. 3 pick.

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March 1, 2013  08:13 AM ET

The Raiders would be stupid to trade this pick...

And - they would be stupid to use it on Geno Smith.



Just take the best player available.

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March 1, 2013  08:42 AM ET

"Put it this way -- the Raiders are doing their due diligence and looking at every conceivable possibility."

Genius. Someday every team will adopt a similar strategy.

March 1, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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The Raiders would be stupid to trade this pick... And - they would be stupid to use it on Geno Smith. Just take the best player available.

Geno Smith is the best player available.

March 1, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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Geno Smith is the best player available.

Not!

March 1, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Geno Smith is the best player available.

I'm not sure he's even the best QB available......

March 1, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Geno Smith is the best player available.

No - he's not.


Nowhere near.

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March 1, 2013  09:57 AM ET

Geno Smith with the 3rd pick......come on!!!

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March 1, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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Not if they can move down in the 1st round and also get a 2nd or 3rd rounder. They need more picks.

They need good footabll players, DJ.

Picks are nice but if you can get a can't miss player you should do so.


Just my opinion...

March 1, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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The Raiders need picks. If they can stay in the top 10 and gain an extra pick to make up for not having a 2nd and a 5th rounder? Do it.

Especially if you feel like there is no game changer at 3, which I don't think there is. IF they can stay in the top 12 and gain maybe a late 1st rounder or early 2nd, I'd trade it

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March 1, 2013  12:00 PM ET
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They need good footabll players, DJ. Picks are nice but if you can get a can't miss player you should do so. Just my opinion...

Exactly. The Eagles and the Patriots both loaded up on second round picks and more and spent those choices on defensive players and they still did not fix their defensive problems.

March 1, 2013  01:20 PM ET
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Exactly. The Eagles and the Patriots both loaded up on second round picks and more and spent those choices on defensive players and they still did not fix their defensive problems.

I agree I think that both Teams will have a good draft, and Philly has a guy right out of college who coached with and against some of the new Young Studs of tomorrow!!!

March 1, 2013  02:01 PM ET
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The Raiders would be stupid to trade this pick... And - they would be stupid to use it on Geno Smith. Just take the best player available.

Disagree.

The Raiders need more than one player to get them back on track. If they can turn that #3 pick into two picks (one in the first and the other a high second) and a third rounder, that would be a very smart thing to do.

Hello, 49ers?

 
March 1, 2013  02:10 PM ET

The Raiders have disappointed me constantly.......so with that said, I am open to ANYTHING that will get them into the playoffs. One #3 pick isn't going to turn around this franchise!

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