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2011 NFL Draft Results: The Oakland Raiders Keep Putting Speed Ahead of Talent

The Oakland Raiders Keep Their Eyes On The Track Stars

If there is one thing you can count on, it is Al Davis wants players who are fast. While they stayed away from the track stars with their first pick, they could not resist after that.

Watching Al Davis conduct a draft is a lot like watching Ricky Bobby plan a race, both of them just want to go fast and win. "If you're not first, you're last," as Will Ferrell's character would say.

The first draft pick was a good one, speed observations aside. Stefan Wisniewski should be a good anchor on the Raiders' line for many years to come.

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Demarcus Van Dyke and Denarius Moore are the speed demons at cornerback and wide receiver, respectively. Speed always is good, but speed is not everything if there are no skills to go along with the speed.

The Raiders also drafted Chimdi Chekwa out of The Ohio State University, meaning the Raiders have two cornerback prospects to try and take the place of the departing Nnamdi Asomugha.

The Raiders did not draft a quarterback, and that position is a question mark moving forward given the rotation last year. Hue Jackson may bring more stability to the position and commit to Jason Campbell this year, something Tom Cable never was able to do.

Grade: C

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