Every team has 60 interviews they are allowed at the Combine. And, chances are that most if not all of the Raiders 2013 draft class had an interview with the Raiders in the Combine that started last week and lasted through Tuesday.
Every year, when the draft picks are interviewed for the first time after the Draft invariably they say that they met with the Raiders at the Combine and then didn't hear from the team again until Draft day.
This is because usually all NFL teams go out of their way to seem uninterested in players they are actually very interestedin acquiring so teams that pick around them won't take "their guy."
It's impossible to know everyone who met with the Raiders at the Combine unless the Raiders released a list which, of course, they would not do.
Instead we rely on players giving that information out. Some of these players, like Geno Smith or Tyler Bray, are known interviews because the players said they spoke with the Raiders in front of the media.
Others may have just told one media member in passing so they are unconfirmed interviews.
Either way, here is the list of known or reported players who met with the Raiders as part of the team's 60 interviews allowed at the Combine:
QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee
OT Braden Brown, BYU
DT Jonathan Hankins, Ohio State
TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama
QB Geno Smith, West Virginia
LB Mike Taylor, Wisconsin
DE Bjoern Werner, Florida St
WR Robert Woods, USC
The other 51 players the Raiders interviewed are unknown at this time but as more information comes out TFDS will share it with you.
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I see two guys on that list worthy of the 3 pick - Werner and Geno.
Holmgren... a sign that Davis sees we're headed in the totally wrong direction? Let's hope so. That said, what has Holmgren done front office-wise in his career? Cleveland is a train wreck - it would be easy to make the case they went backwards under Holmgren's tenure. Seattle basically kicked him out of the front office. Is Davis already lining up Allen's replacement? Can't say I'd be upset with that insurance policy. As I said before - let's get some of those quality Green Bay guys in here instead of two-time rejects like freakin' Sparano.
@AsherMathews Will you be happy if the #Raiders actually do draft QB Geno Smith? I know we have many armchair GM's, McZ included.
@insuraider I'm unsure how I feel about it right now. I'm going to watch film on him soon, will have a better feel for him after that.
@AsherMathews Who do you suppose thought that Mike Holmgren could fill the holes that the Raiders have in upper management? Hope he joins?
@AsherMathews @insuraider You don't think Holmgren would make Dennis Allen and/or McKenzie a little more uncomfortable in their positions?
@ptshope @insuraider I think he is impatient but the Holmgren hire, if it happens, has little to do with the football side of the org.
@AsherMathews @insuraider For a guy who said he's going to sit back and let RM make decisions, Mark Davis is sure looking mroe impatient
@insuraider I'm fine with Holmgren but would probably not prefer him. He's, I think, too big a personality. But talented nonetheless.
@AsherMathews Likely your film study will result in the shared opinion that Smith has the tools to be a lesser Cordelle Stewart.
@ptshope @insuraider Yes, that's possible as well. Don't beleive anything this time of year, lots of smoke screens.
@AsherMathews @insuraider McKenzie could be purposefully attempting to drum up interest, don't think it's a coincidence Mortensen reporting
@AsherMathews @insuraider Isn't it totally out of character for McKenzie to allow his plans to "leak"? Smells like complete smokescreen