Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for putting together this nice chart on the Raiders 2012 draft picks:
Oakland Raiders 2012 draft picks:
1st round: Traded to Bengals for Carson Palmer
2nd round: Traded to Patriots for 2011 3rd- and 4th-rd picks
3rd round: Exercised in 2011 supplemental draft (Terrelle Pryor)
4th round: Traded to Redskins for Jason Campbell
5th round: Still own pick
6th round: Still own pick
7th round: Traded to Seahawks for Aaron Curry
Of course, the Raiders should get some relief. They are expected to be assigned two or three comp picks next spring. They will receive picks for the free-agent losses of players such as Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller and Robert Gallery. The comp-pick process is a complicated formula based on play time and performance.
Still, it wouldn't be a shock if the Raiders get the top comp pick of the 20012 draft. That would be No. 97, at the end of the third round.
Meanwhile, Oakland coach Hue Jackson wouldn’t say Tuesday if Palmer will play Sunday against Kansas City. I’m sure it will depend on whether Palmer shows anything in practice, doesn’t have rust and if he knows the playbook enough.
Also, Jackson said he is behind Davis’ son, Mark Davis, and CEO Amy Trask the Raiders post Al Davis list of hierarchy list. Still, he appears to be the highest-ranking football man and he clearly has a lot of say in football decisions.
Meanwhile, the Raiders made another roster move besides acquiring Palmer on Tuesday.