Reggie McKenzie: The good, the bad and the ugly

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Oakland Raiders general manager faces a massive test this weekend. The Raiders have completed their break down of the team and have fixed the cap situation. Uninhibited by cap issues, the Raiders were able to go out and sign a number of quality players this offseason. But even with the free agent additions, the Raiders are a long way from being ready to compete for a playoff spot.

What stands between them and reaching that level? A good draft class. With the right picks, the Raiders could very well compete for a playoff spot in 2014. But on the contrary, a bad draft could set them back years. Unfortunately for the Raiders, McKenzie’s weakest moments as the Raiders general manager have come during the draft.

So as we prepare to see what McKenzie does in the 2014 NFL Draft, let’s take a look back at McKenzie’s highlights and lowlights, the good, the bad and the ugly…

  • mmp60

    Overall, a fair assessment of RM. On the other hand, I don’t think picks should be called busts due to injury in their first year. Busts, to me, are players who just can’t play NFL level football very well (Jamarcus, DHB, McClain). I saw plenty of potential in both Hayden and Watson’s play to warrent where they were taken. If one or both prove to be injury prone, different story.

    • James Arcellana

      Definitely not saying they are busts. Just said their rookie seasons were busts and I do think they were. Barely saw the field and had some struggles when they did. Overall, they are both just question marks.

      • mmp60

        I hear you. I just think the word bust is harsh considering Hayden & Watson’s injuries. How about rookie seasons inconclusive. lol