Originally Posted by njx9
it wouldn't have mattered who the raiders had picked over the last ten years. their coaching and other front office decision making have been horrific. no amount of talent could've saved that team.
Rodgers probably would have been thrust in and considered a bust, even throwing to Larry.
But really, comparisons like that are fun to look at, but with the way team needs fall, it's not all that relevant. Plus, they took several "safe" guys in there too like Gallery and McClain who no one would have guessed that they'd bust. Gallery proved serviceable after moving to guard, but you don't take mediocre guards that high. And I think McClain still could prove decent if he ends up in the right situation. (A 3-4 team who can mask his weaknesses.)