Raiders making draft day trade waves

The Vikings are becoming the talk of an NFL war room half a country away, as the Oakland Raiders look to assess the 2002 draft crop and make a move that could impact the Vikings draft.

It started out as a rumor that, at first look, made sense, but wasn't taken seriously.

Apparently, Al Davis wants to be taken seriously.

Davis, the colorful owner of the Oakland Raiders, wants a top-flight defensive tackle. However, picking at Nos. 21 and 23, the current draft climate has all of the players viewed as top defensive tackle prospects -- Tennessee's John Henderson and Albert Haynesworth, Wisconsin's Wendell Bryant and North Carolina's Ryan Sims -- long gone before the Raiders get to use the first of four picks obtained for letting Jon Gruden go to Tampa. Go to

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