NFL Draft First-round pick-by-pick analysis cites Oakland Raiders' Carson Palmer Deal
Damali Binta – Apr 27, 2012
According to Nate Davis, USA Today, the move that the Oakland Raiders made to obtain Carson Palmer made sense. In Item 17 in the list of 32 first-round decisions, it mentions that "this is the pick Cincinnati obtained from Oakland for QB Carson Palmer last year."
The Bengals chose Dre Kirkpatrick, from Alabama. Kirkpatrick will start his career with the Bengals immediately. He will play alongside Leon Hall, if Hall is recovered.
Since this is the first year the Oakland Raiders will experience the NFL draft without Mr. Al Davis, both Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen will have to be astute and make the best of the situation in the NFL draft for 2012.
Between meetings at an agency in Washington, D. C., this writer kept abreast of the events of the draft by looking at the newspapers and watching all of the sports channels on the television in the hotel. It was a way to get away and concentrate on the entire process of the 2012 NFL draft.
When Roger Goodell first walked out on stage, there were a few "boos" and claps, too.
The reception was very good when the Indianapolis Colts obtained Andrew Luck. He will be the successor to Peyton Manning and some believe Manning is a hard act to follow. Nate Davis wrote, "Some regard Luck as the best quarterback prospect since Manning in 1998."
It's interesting that Luck gets a chance to be in the shadow of one of the NFL's highly regarded quarterbacks, Peyton Manning.
I am in Washington, D.C. as I write this article so paying attention to QB Robert Griffin, III came natural since some of my colleagues from D.C. are excited about his addition to the Washington Redskins. Davis writes, "RGIII is the first franchise quarterback in D. C. since Joe Theismann in the 1980s.
My colleagues were surprised that I am a dedicated Oakland Raiders fan. One of them wondered if my color scheme was representative of Silver and Black. He made reference to my hat. I was a little fiesty so I showed him my silver and black bracelet which represents my support of the Oakland Raiders. He gave a big smile. Another one of my colleagues said his favorite team is the Kansas City Chiefs and we had a good time talking about the historical rivalry between the Raiders and the Chiefs. Next, I shared the link to the Raider Nation Times so he could see the work of some dedicated writers who love the Oakland Raiders. I asked him, "Can the Chief fans match that?" I don't think so!
I told him that since the death of Mr. Al Davis and my last birthday, I started wearing hats on a regular basis, and some of them are definitely Silver and Black to show support of the Oakland Raiders.
Well, my bags are packed and I am headed to Texas so that I can be settled and ready to peer at the television for the next 2012 NFL draft events.
If you want to know the grade I give the 2012 Draft for day one which took about 3 hours, it is an A.
Here's hoping Reggie McKenzie and others do a great job when their decisions are made in the next few hours.
Words from Mama Raider, from Washington, D.C., Apr. 27, 2012
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