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Revenge Of The Birds Community Mock Draft: 8th Pick, Oakland Raiders

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With the eighth pick of the Revenge of the Birds community mock draft, the Oakland Raiders select...

 Trent Williams | Offensive Tackle | Oklahoma

GM: CardsDefense

Strengths: At 6'5, 315 pounds, Trent Williams is a mauler along the offensive line. He dominates one on one blocks and can turn a defender whichever way he likes. Williams absorbs most defenders and bends his knees and hips very well will in pass protection. Williams has a good burst off the snap and latches onto defenders quickly. He will move down field and will engage with linebackers or defensive backs. There's no quit in Williams and he is a complete team player.

Weaknesses: Williams is quick but doesn't have elite foot speed. He'll sometimes move backwards rather then move laterally. He'll sometimes overextend plays and allows linebackers to make a play on the ball. He can struggle against quicker defensive ends and needs to improve his footwork.

Why the Raiders will draft him: Getting Williams would be the safest pick at #8 for the Raiders. Maryland's Bruce Campbell may be tempting for owner Al Davis because of his speed, but Williams has the ability to step in on day one and start at tackle for the Raiders, while Campbell may need more time to develop. The Raiders will also need better protection for JaMarcus Russell - assuming he's the starter next season.

Thank you to CardsDefense for making the pick and that move puts pcock45 on the clock with the Buffalo Bills pick. Please email me at revengeofthebirds@gmail.com sometime today. Also wanted to remind everyone to not only include a pick, but please include strengths, weaknesses, and why your team will make the pick as well. The picks and who's selected who are after the jump...

  1. St. Louis - Sam Bradford, QB
  2. Detroit - Russell Okung, OT
  3. Tampa Bay -  Ndamukong Suh, DT
  4. Washington - Bryan Bulaga, OT 
  5. Kansas City - Eric Berry, S
  6. Seattle - Gerald McCoy, DT 
  7. Cleveland -  Jimmy Clausen, QB
  8. Oakland - Trent Williams, OT 
  9. Buffalo - pcock45
  10. Jacksonville - Spigadang
  11. Denver - AJBirdWatcher
  12. Miami - AlaskanCard
  13. San Francisco - lorenzothedog
  14. Seattle - 7ftCard
  15. New York Giants - najmsh
  16. Tennessee - kj197728
  17. San Francisco - lorenzothedog
  18. Pittsburgh - Cardscrazy247
  19. Atlanta - durst
  20. Houston - DaCards
  21. Cincinnati - LAcardsfan
  22. New England - Hadrarius
  23. Green Bay - notliketheboardgame
  24. Philadelphia - robloosli
  25. Baltimore - Skii
  26. Arizona - ROTB community
  27. Dallas - manderson367
  28. San Diego - WhiffSD
  29. New York Jets - Drullin'OverDaCards
  30. Minnesota - tooman234
  31. Indianapolis - TheAngelsColts
  32. New Orleans - Reo Hayes