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Posted: Nov. 01 2019,04:18

ALAMEDA Foster Moreau Oakland Raiders Jersey , Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden has already altered one aspect of rookie minicamp for the Oakland Raiders based on what the team did in the draft.Gruden said the coaching staff will don Clemson shirts on the final day of the weekend minicamp in homage to the three draft picks from the national-champion Tigers.“I guess that’s kind of the joke around here,” first-round defensive end Clelin Ferrell said Friday, the first day of rookie minicamp. “We just added a bunch of Clemson guys and (defensive line) Coach (Brentson) Buckner was a Clemson guy. I mean, I wouldn’t doubt it. I wouldn’t be mad if I see some more around here, that’s for sure.”Oakland has plenty right now after taking Ferrell fourth overall, cornerback Trayvon Mullen in the second round and receiver Hunter Renfrow in the fifth round.Gruden was so impressed by what he saw on tape scouting those three that he wouldn’t mind adding some of their teammates in the next couple of drafts.“I got this to say about Clemson; you got to watch all their tape because they are the best team in college football and they got a lot of good players at every position,” Gruden said. “Some of the underclassmen will keep us wearing that orange color next year, I hope, because they are loaded.”The Tigers trio weren’t the only players with winning pedigrees that the Raiders added in the draft. They also took Alabama running back Josh Jacobs 24th overall, giving them four players from last season’s national championship game.Gruden said adding players with championship pedigrees was important as the Raiders try to rebuild after posting just one winning record in the past 16 seasons.The rookies hope to contribute to building a winning culture in Oakland.“It’s a lot more fun to win than lose,” Renfrow said. “We won a lot of games at Clemson. It’s not just one person, it takes a whole team buy in. That’s why I’m excited. I haven’t met a lot of the team yet, but I’m excited to kind of get in and interact with them. It was such a good thing to bring in a guy like Clelin so early because he’s one of those guys that just brings people along. He’ll say, ‘All right, follow me. We’re going to go and we’re going to go do what it takes to win.’ Same with Trayvon as well and Josh Jacobs at Alabama. They know what it takes to win and it’s been fun to be around them.”In other news, Gruden said the team has decided not to exercise the fifth-year option on 2016 first-round safety Karl Joseph, making him eligible to be an unrestricted free agent next offseason. The Raiders drafted Joseph’s potential replacement, Jonathan Abram, in the first round but Gruden said the team still likes Joseph and could still bring him back next season.Gruden also provided some clarity on the offensive line, saying second-year player Kolton Miller will remain at left tackle to start the offseason program with high-priced free-agent Trent Brown starting off on the right side. Miller allowed a league-high 16 sacks and a league-worst 65 pressures last season, according to Pro Football Focus, but will get another shot at protecting Derek Carr’s blind side.“We like that as a launching pad for us,” Gruden said. “Trent played very well at right tackle for San Francisco, played left tackle very well for New England and gives us some versatility. That’s how we are going to start the show.”Guard Gabe Jackson will remain on the right side as the team searches for a replacement for Kelechi Osemele at left guard with Denzelle Good likely to get the first shot.“The door is wide open at left guard,” Gruden said. “We are going to continue to look at players that can come in and compete at that position.”The Raiders also placed running back Isaiah Crowell on injured reserve after he tore his Achilles earlier this week. That led to the move to bring back Doug Martin for depth in a position group that includes first-rounder Josh Jacobs and third-down back Jalen Richard. Obviously, the Raiders currently have quite an arsenal of draft capital in order to address the holes on the team. However, the majority of fans tend to have bloated expectations for the players..."Obviously, the Raiders currently have quite an arsenal of draft capital in order to address the holes on the team. However, the majority of fans tend to have bloated expectations for the players their team will select in the draft. This goes for players selected not just in early rounds of the draft, but for those taken later on as well. Before getting into the details of what teams can expect from the players added to the team, let’s take a quick look at the draft picks the Raiders currently hold, which are as follows:Round 1, Pick 4Round 1, Pick 24Round 1 Foster Moreau Oakland Raiders Jersey , Pick 27Round 2, Pick 35Round 4, Pick 106Round 5, Pick 140Round 7, Pick 218Round 7, Pick 235Obviously that’s a lot of potential to draft impact players, with three first round picks. However, how much impact can first round picks truly be expected to have? In order to take a very high level overview of this question, I took a sample of 31 years of draft data looking at the expected outcomes based solely on draft round. Obviously, it’s difficult to compare draft picks across positions and as the game has evolved over the decades, so I’ve used career AV as the tool for this. AV has its strengths and weaknesses, but for a high level analysis simply attempting to understand what kind of players can be found in the various rounds of the draft, it’s a tool that can at least provide a decent level of high level guidance. For readers unfamiliar with AV and how it is calculated, an explanation can be found by following this link. The short version is that AV is an imprecise tool, but it is effective in allowing for players careers to be grouped into buckets in order to determine the likely distribution of outcomes for players. So, without wasting too much time on the specifics, here are the results of more than three decades of draft data based on draft round. Now, to breakdown what those three different AV buckets mean in terms representing actual on-field performance, here are some examples of players who fall into the various buckets for representative purposes. Darren Woodson: 108Tim Brown: 104Matt Millen: 67Nnamdi Asomugha: 62Derek Carr: 46Darren McFadden: 39Gabe Jackson: 27Rolando McClain: 26Justin Fargas: 19Menelik Watson: 11It’s readily apparent looking at the chart that the expected outcomes between the first round and the second round are not hugely different, and that explains why teams such as the Seahawks routinely trade back into the top of the second. It was nearly a decade and a half ago that researchers showed that the first picks in the second round were where the most value in the draft could be found, and the rookie wage scale only works to further enforce this value spot in the draft. Specifically, looking at a sampling of the salaries for players based on where they are drafted, the difference between financial obligations between the top of the first and the top of the second are stark. Add in that the financial guarantees at the top of the first are far, far greater than for either the late first of the first half of the second round, and the advantages of trading down show through even more. Specifically, those contracts at the top of the first round are fully guaranteed, meaning that regardless of whether a player taken at 1.4 plays themselves into the Hall of Fame discussion like Jonathon Ogden, Philip Rivers or Charles Woodson, or whether they are a massive bust along the lines of Art Sclichter, Gaines Adams or Aaron Curry, that contract is fully guaranteed. For cap and cash purposes, that is a big commitment on a player who is a flip of a coin regarding development into an impact player. Through this week I’ll be continuing this series by digging deeper into each of the draft picks the Raiders hold in order to gain a better understanding of what kind of expectations fans can realistically hold for the players they select in the draft this week.
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