Raiders entertaining trade offers

With less than 48 hours to go before the NFL draft starts, several teams have contacted the Raiders about trading for the team's fourth overall pick and head coach Lane Kiffin said he wouldn't be surprised to see Oakland trade down or even out of the first round.

"We've talked to a number of teams and a few of those have been very serious conversations," Kiffin said Thursday. "It is something we're seriously looking at and having conversations about because of the lack of picks."

The Raiders currently only have four picks in the two-day draft -- one in the first, one in the fourth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. They traded away their other picks, most notably their second-rounder to Atlanta as part of the deal to land two-time Pro Bowl cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

Hall, left tackle Kwame Harris and Kiffin all met with the media Thursday but the most prominent topic was what the Raiders would do with their first pick in the draft.

Some mock drafts have Oakland drafting defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey while others have pegged defensive end Chris Long. The most prominent player, though, is running back Darren McFadden from Arkansas.

The Raiders have shown some interest in McFadden but so, too, have several other teams. New England and Dallas have both been rumored to be interested in possibly trading for Oakland's first-round pick.

The Patriots own the seventh overall pick in the first round, meaning the Raiders could still get one of the premiere players available were they to make a deal. Dallas, though, owns two first-round selections -- No. 22 and No. 28 -- and might be willing to part with both in order to get to the fourth pick and have a shot at McFadden.

"There are going to be guys there that people are valuing, McFAdden especially, because he's so unique and so dynamic," Kiffin said. "There are a number of teams that want him, and some teams right behind us … maybe not one pick behind us, but two picks behind us, that really want him."


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