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Gang Green Nation Mock Draft, 2nd Round, 17th pick: Oakland Raiders-Marcus Cannon OT/G, TCU

After Years of seeing nothing but the cellar, the raiders reached 500. for the first time since 02. With the raiders, experts and raider fans will tell you that the Offensive Line is the most needed position in the draft. , 4 of their O-Lineman will be free agents this year and the guys who are left are mediocre at best. Radiers could take a Center, Gaurd or Tackle, but this dependes on where the radiers will develop Bruce Campbell. This pick is a toss up between Cannon and Stefan Wisniewski, a OG/C who is is also formar Raider and current Raiders O-Line coach Steve Wisniewski's nephew. Cannon who can play Tackle or Guard, is the "bully" that the raiders need. At 6-5 358 pounds he makes Rex look like danny woodhead.

this is what nfldraftscout.com(http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1125958) had to say about him:

Looking at the massive Cannon, it might be surprising to hear teammates identify him as one of the best athletes on the team. He is quite light on his feet for a man his size, a combination of size and athleticism that makes him a coveted prospect among NFL scouts.

Cannon redshirted as a freshman. He played in every game as a reserve right tackle in 2007. He earned the starting role as a sophomore and was named honorable mention All-Mountain West in 2008, missing two starts due to injury. He gained greater national exposure as a junior, garnering first-team all-conference honors while starting all 13 games on the right side. He moved to left tackle in 2010, earning first-team all-conference honors for the undefeated Horned Frogs.

Cannon's future might be on the interior offensive line, a conversion made by a similarly-sized former Ole Miss offensive lineman and Dolphins' 2010 third-round pick John Jerry. Cannon can use his large frame, strength and athleticism at guard, where he wouldn't worry about getting beat by elite NFL defensive ends as he would the edge. Teams needing a new right tackle might view his athleticism as a greater asset outside, increasing his value

 

Whats great about Cannon is that if Campbell starts at Tackle, he could play gaurd.. If they put Campbell at Gaurd, there is enough to work with to make Cannon a great Tackle.Cannon is a little of a risk, mind you. there is even a report now that he might have cancer (this is no joke), but several sorces have rejected that claim. Never put it past Al Davis to take a risky pick. In 1973, he picked punter Ray Guy in the 1st round. What makes the pick even more bizarre was that Guy had his kicking foot broken at the time. However if these rumors somehow scare the Raiders, then i guess Wisniewski would be their pick.

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