The 2010 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft is underway, with each SB Nation blogger making selections for their respective teams. Raymond St. Martin, lead blogger at SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog, Silver and Black Pride checks in to make the eighth overall selection in this year's mock. Take it away, sir!
With the eighth overall pick in the 2010 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft, the Oakland Raiders have selected Bryan Bulaga, offensive tackle, Iowa.
Raymond St. Martin says: Sorry, this blogger did not include a write-up with his pick!
Mocking Dan reacts: On paper, this pick makes a lot of sense. The Raiders have needed a left tackle for years and Bulaga is a tough blocker. He's solid in run and pass blocking and can have a nasty demeanor.
But in reality, this would be a stunning pick. You have to think Al Davis would be hesitant about taking another Iowa offensive tackle with arms of a less-than-ideal length. After all, Robert Gallery struggled so badly as a tackle for Oakland that he had to move inside to guard.
Also consider that Bulaga isn't as athletic as, say, Bruce Campbell. Even though there's nothing lamer than Al Davis jokes, they tend to ring true. That said, the reality may be that this pick could either be Campbell or defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
Mocking the Draft's Top 5 remaining prospects: 1 - C.J. Spiller/RB/Clemson, 2 - Derrick Morgan/DE/Georgia Tech, 3 - Dez Bryant/WR/Oklahoma State, 4 - Joe Haden/CB/Florida, 5 - Earl Thomas/S/Texas
Sound off, SB Nation! What say you of the Bulaga selection? Please be sure to check out Silver and Black Pride for all of your Raiders needs.