Day three of the 2012 NFL Draft came and went yesterday and the Raiders added a number of new players to the team.
Coming into the day, the Raiders had 4 draft picks - one fourth, two fifths and one sixth.
With their fourth round pick, 129th overall and the second of three compensatory picks awarded the team, they took OLB Miles Burris from San Diego St. He has good size at 6'2" 246 and was a locker room leader. He's reportedly an instictive player and good in run support but may be a liability in pass protection. He had some success as a blitzer in college.
When the Raiders got on the clock for their first fifth round pick, 148 overall, they ended up trading with the Lions out of the pick. The Raiders moved down 10 spots to 158 overall and in exchange for moving, they received the Lions seventh round pick.