The Oakland Raiders’ first pick in the 2012 draft will be near the end of the third round at No. 95. They were awarded the pick (and two others) in the compensatory draft Monday. The Raiders are hoping to score a quality player (perhaps a starting outside linebacker) with the pick. Let’s look at the recent history of the No. 95 pick:
The Draft's 95th Pick In Recent Years
My take: This list is an indication that scoring late in the third round is no sure thing. Graham is, of course, a star and he was the best player taken in his round that year. Manningham is a productive player, but there are also lot of misses on this list.