Compensatory picks for the upcoming draft will be announced today during the NFL meetings in Florida and the Raiders are expected to receive at least a selection in the third round.Comp picks take place after a draft round is complete, meaning if Oakland does indeed receive a third-round selection, the Raiders' first pick of the draft would be at No. 95 overall (remember, New Orleans forfeits its second-round selection as a "BountyGate" penalty and the Raiders already used their third-round pick on Terrelle Pryor in last summer's supplemental draft).The Raiders currently only hold selections in the fifth and sixth rounds, having traded away their other picks. Their first-rounder went to Cincinnati for Carson Palmer, their second-rounder went to New England for selections that became Joe Barksdale and Taiwan Jones, the third-rounder was used on Pryor, the fourth-rounder went to Washington for Jason Campbell and the seventh-round pick went to Seattle for Aaron Curry.So what kind of value should the Raiders, who have less than 3.72 million in cap room, expect from a No. 95 overall pick?Well, the last four No. 95 overall picks are: Pittsburgh cornerback Curtis Brown out of Texas in 2011; New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham out of Miami in 2010; Arizona safety Rashad Johnson out of Alabama in 2009 and New York Giants receiver Mario Manningham out of Michigan in 2008.In fact, Raiders free agent linebacker Darryl Blackstock is a No. 95 overall draft pick as well, taken by Arizona out of Virginia in 2005.The Raiders are expecting at least one comp pick, perhaps as many as three, after losing free agents Nnamdi Asomugha, Robert Gallery, Zach Miller and Thomas Howard last offseason and all four had significant playing time in their new locales.
Despite the team's overall struggles, fifth-year pro Terrelle Pryor is finding himself in Cleveland.
With his rushing, receiving and even passing contributions, his stock has quickly risen under the Hue Jackson regime.
The Browns have been impressed enough where they've reportedly had preliminary contract extension talks with Pryor, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
Pryor, 27, is set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
The 2016 season, a breakout one for the 6-foot-6 athletic phenom, marks his second in Cleveland.
Pryor was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft.
He started 10 games for the Raiders at quarterback, compiling a 3-7 record, while tossing nine touchdowns to 12 interceptions.
He was traded away after three largely unsuccessful seasons.
In Cleveland this year, Pryor is 5-of-9 passing with 44 yards, has 21 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight attempts, and has a 33 receptions on 59 targets for a whopping 477 yards and three touchdowns.
ALAMEDA – The Raiders should get Latavius Murray back in time to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.
That’s good news for the running game and the entire Raiders roster, which is surprisingly healthy at this point in the season.
Murray was listed as questionable on Friday’s official injury report but, barring a setback, is expected to play after missing two games with turf toe.
Murray was limited the entire week, but his return to football activity was a productive period.
“I thought he had a good week of practice,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “It was nice to have him back.”
Menelik Watson also returned this week, but was limited in each practice and deemed questionable for the game. He may be healthy enough to be active, but it’s uncertain whether he or Austin Howard will start at right tackle.
There are several examples of the Raiders bringing returners back slowly this season. They could make Watson an emergency option behind Howard in hopes of giving him another week to get back in the swing of things.
While there are key players on injured reserve, there was near-perfect attendance for Friday’s walk-thru practice before the team left for Jacksonville.
Brynden Trawick returned for this light session after missing two heavier days, though offensive tackle Vadal Alexander was considered a non-participant.
Raiders Status Report
OL Vadal Alexander (ankle)
RB Latavius Murray (toe), OL Rodney Hudson (knee), OL Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), OT Menelik Watson (calf), OL Jon Feliciano (calf), S Brynden Trawick (shoulder)
Jaguars Status Report
OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), DL Jared Odrick (hip), TE Neal Sterling (foot), TE Julius Thomas (ankle)
NOTE: Jacksonville’s CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), S Johnathan Cyprien (calf), S Tashaun Gipson (knee), RB Corey Grant (toe), WR Rashad Greene (Achilles), WR Allen Hurns (shoulder), DT Abry Jones (hamstring), G Brandon Linder (foot), DT Sen’Derrick Marks (knee) and OT Jeremy Parnell (hip) did not receive an injury designation, meaning they will play.