The Big Question: Did the Raiders find four starters?
I wrote before the draft that GM Reggie McKenzie might need a home run draft to keep his job. Finding three starters would be a start. No. 12 overall pick D.J. Hayden immediately will be expected to be the best cornerback on the team. It was a bold pick, but McKenzie did well to pick up an extra high second-round pick after trading down from No. 3.
That second-rounder turned into Menelik Watson, who should be the favorite to start at right tackle. The first two picks were swings for the fences. Third-round linebacker Sio Moore was more of a "double," according to NFL Network's Mike Mayock. He's a good bet to start over Nick Roach or Kaluka Maiva at some point this season.
- Hayden and Watson were bold picks. It took some stones for McKenzie to zero in on Hayden as "his guy" so high in the draft. McKenzie did not draft like a man worried about his job.