2012 NFL Draft: Mid-Round Success

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THIRD-ROUND THUNDER

Four third-round selections in the past three years are currently on the Raiders' active roster. Below is a list of the Raiders' recent third-round draft picks.

  • 2011 – CB DeMarcus Van Dyke, Miami (81st overall)
  • 2011 – T Joe Barksdale, LSU (92nd overall)
  • 2010 – T Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale (69th overall)
  • 2009 – DE Matt Shaughnessy, Wisconsin (71st overall)

FOURTH-ROUND FINDS

The Raiders have had multiple fourth-round picks in each of the last five NFL Drafts. Among the 10 selections that the Silver and Black have made in the fourth round, five of those players remain with the team. Below is a list of Oakland's fourth-round draft picks over the past four years with current Raiders highlighted in bold.

  • 2011 – CB Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State (113th overall)
  • 2011 – RB Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington (125th overall)
  • 2010 – G/T Bruce Campbell, Maryland (106th overall)
  • 2010 – WR Jacoby Ford, Clemson (108th overall)
  • 2009 – WR Louis Murphy, Florida (124th overall)
  • 2009 – LB Slade Norris, Oregon State (126th overall)
  • 2008 – S Tyvon Branch, UConn (100th overall)
  • 2008 – WR Arman Shields, Richmond (125th overall)
  • 2008 – RB Michael Bush, Louisville (100th overall)
  • 2008 – CB John Bowie, Cincinnati (110th overall)
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