Looking at Oakland's draft -- Quick hit style

Now that Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis did something he was notorious for, surprising people, in the 2004 NFL Draft, we now take a look at all Raiders draft picks – quick hit style.

Robert Gallery, Iowa, offensive tackle, first round:

Looked at as a "safe" pick but also the necessary and right choice. Selecting tackles might not come with fanfare but finding one to start immediately is not easy. He does not just block people – he moves them.

Jake Grove, Virginia Tech, center, second round:

Grove also has the potential to start immediately. He might need to if Barret Robbins continues to be bothered by deteriorating cartilage in his right knee, an injury that required a delicate bone-grafting surgical procedure in February to encourage new tissue growth and to alleviate his pain.

Stuart Schweigert, Purdue, safety, third round:

There wouldn't be an Oakland Raiders draft without a player coming with some sort of an off-the-field past. Schweigert was twice arrested since 2000 for alcohol-related infractions. Schweigert, nonetheless, could fill a need because Raider safeties gave up too many big plays last season.

Carlos Francis, Texas Tech, wide receiver, fourth round:

Larry Fitzgerald or Roy Williams would have been tempting in the first round but many good receivers turn into diamonds in the rough at this stage. Francis gives Norv Turner the dimension of the deep threat the offense requires.

Johnnie Morant, Syracuse, wide receiver, fifth round:

Like Schweigert, he too comes with an off-the-field past. Can he be a "find" at wide receiver?

Shawn Johnson, Delaware, defensive end, sixth round:

Despite the incredible need at defensive end, Oakland waited until late on Day Two to pick one. Johnson scored a 47 of 50 on the Wonderlic test, one that emphasizes problem-solving skills.

Cody Spencer, North Texas, inside linebacker, sixth round:

He could get a chance to prove himself since Oakland sustain losses at linebacker but special teams could be his ticket initially.

Courtney Anderson, San Jose State, tight end, seventh round:

Anderson comes with a reputation of being a massive blocker, an area what Oakland was deficient at this position last season. The Raiders resigned veteran Roland Williams but can he stay healthy?

Andre Sommersell, Colorado State, linebacker/defensive end, seventh round:

For the second time in as many seasons, the Raiders finished the draft by taking the last guy on the board. Sommersell showed enough flash at Colorado State to earn the 255th selection. Oakland selected Gustavus-Adolphus wide receiver Ryan Hoag with the 262nd and final pick, only to cut him during training camp. Hoag eventually ended up with the New York Giants.

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