2008 NFL draft ... the 2013 version [Pictures]
In April, we will reach the five-year anniversary of the 2008 NFL draft. In that draft, the Ravens grabbed the cornerstones of their offense in quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice. That class was stocked with offensive playmakers and featured a few standouts on the offensive line. Knowing what we know now, how would the draft play out if we did it all over again? Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel is on it, rewriting history by redrafting the first round of the 2008 draft from top to bottom.
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4. Oakland Raiders( Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports / December 23, 2012 )
Original pick: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
New pick: Chris Long, DE, Virginia
The speedy McFadden can tantalize, but he isn't good enough -- nor can he say healthy enough -- to justify being a top-five draft pick. Long (above), the son of Raiders great Howie Long, would really boost their pass rush.