What's the Raiders' plan for Day 3?

April 27, 2013, 9:15 am
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UPDATE: (9:20) -- The Raiders traded the No. 100 overall pick to Tampa Bay, in exchange for the Buccaneers' pick at No. 112, plus a sixth-rounder at No. 181 overall.


ALAMEDA -- The Raiders have used their first three draft picks on a cornerback in Houston's D.J. Hayden, a right tackle in Florida State's Menelik Watson and an outside linebacker in UConn's Sio Moore in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.

So what do the Raiders do with their final four picks Saturday in rounds four (the third pick of the round, No. 100 overall), six (Nos. 172, 176 and 205 overall) and seven (No. 209 overall)? One line of thinking has them trying to trade down from their fourth-rounder to get another selection to make up for the fifth-rounder lost in the Aaron Curry trade of 2011.

In any event, teams have a maximum of five minutes to make their respective picks in rounds three through seven.

The Raiders have yet to address their need for a pass rusher, or a tight end, or even a third quarterback or another running back. A look, then, at the Raiders' most pressing needs and who's still available as the NFL Draft enters its final day…

Defensive line
Top available
Alex Okafor, Texas
Lavar Edwards, LSU
John Simon, Ohio State
Jesse Williams, Alabama
Akeem Spence, Illinois

Top available
Matt Barkley, USC
Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
Mike Glennon, North Carolina State
Tyler Bray, Tennessee

Running backs
Top available
Johnathan Franklin, UCLA
Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State
Andre Ellington, Clemson
Stepfan Taylor, Stanford
Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

Tight ends
Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn
Michael Williams, Alabama
Dion Sims, Michigan State
Nick Kasa, Colorado
Ryan Otten, San Jose State

Raiders 2013 draft picks

1. First round, No. 12 (No. 12 overall): Cornerback D.J. Hayden, Houston
2. Second round, No. 10 (No. 42 overall): Right tackle Menelik Watson, Florida State
3. Third round, No. 4 (No. 66 overall): Linebacker Sio Moore, UConn
4. Fourth round, No. 3 (No. 100 overall): Own pick
5. Fifth round, No. 5 (No. 138 overall): belongs to Seattle from Aaron Curry trade of Oct. 14, 2011
6. Sixth round, No. 4 (No. 172 overall): Own pick
6. Sixth round, No. 8 (No. 176 overall): from Arizona in Carson Palmer trade of April 2, 2013. Pick was originally acquired by Arizona from Tennessee, through Minnesota
6. Sixth round, No. 37 (No. 205 overall): Compensatory pick awarded by NFL
7. Seventh round, No. 3 (No. 209 overall): Own pick
8. Seventh round, No. 13 (No. 219 overall): belongs to Arizona from Carson Palmer trade of April 2, 2013. Pick was originally acquired by the Raiders from Carolina for Louis Murphy on July 24, 2012