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Oakland Raiders: Potential Is the Name of the Game


When Al Davis makes a draft pick, he usually looks at this one quality: potential.

Al Davis' problems have stemmed from not finding a consistent quarterback, making horrible free agent signings, and changing coaches with too much frequency.

Davis is often insulted for his "poor drafting."

I don't get it.

With exception to 2007's pick of JaMarcus Russell, Al Davis has been spot on with his first round selections. What people tend to neglect is that it takes years to evaluate a draft class. Al Davis tends not to draft NFL ready players with his first rounders.

The Raiders longtime owner can do this because he is patient. Davis is the owner and GM, so he can wait awhile on a draft pick, and not fear for his ...

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