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The approach Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie takes into the NFL draft is no different with Jon Gruden as coach than it was in previous years with Jack Del Rio and Dennis Allen at the helm.

"The board will still be doing the talking George Blanda Jersey ," McKenzie said. "It really will."

Trusting the board paid off handsomely back in 2014 when Oakland ended up with 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack and starting quarterback Derek Carr with its top two picks.

It hasn't worked out as well the past two years when the Raiders haven't added any impact players, with last year's top two picks, cornerback Gareon Conley and safety Obi Melifonwu, barely even getting on the field as rookies because of injuries.

"We're not going to beat up on some of these guys who physically were not able to get out there and play," McKenzie said.

"Hopefully some of these guys from the past drafts, we can get them out there, keep them healthy and see what they can do. Hopefully this is the year. Even the guys we draft this year, we have no idea if they can make it through OTAs or training camp and preseason healthy. You just hope and pray they can be there for us and see what they can do during the season."

After dropping from 12 wins in 2016 to just six a year ago, the Raiders fired coach Jack Del Rio and are looking to rebound under Gruden. The team has made many additions so far this offseason mostly to add depth and role players.

The hope is Oakland can add a potential impact starter with the 10th overall pick and fill other key spots with players who fit Gruden's system with its 10 other selections .

"It's all about coming together and feeling each other out and getting all the information from the coaches," McKenzie said. "Getting the information from the scouts. Then we set the board. Guys, it's not rocket science. It really isn't. It's just trying to get a feel for a new system. New coaches, what they like and what they don't like. That's the process."

Here are some other things to look for in the draft:

BIGGEST NEEDS

The most glaring holes on the Raiders after free agency are on the defensive side with cornerback, inside linebacker and defensive tackle at the top of the list.

There should be options there available to No. 10 with players such as Ohio State CB Denzel Ward Doug Martin Jersey , Georgia LB Roquan Smith, versatile Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds and Washington DT Vita Vea all possibilities.

TRADING UP

If the Raiders are targeting a specific player on day two or three of the draft, they have plenty of draft capital to move up. Oakland has two fifth-round picks and four in the sixth round that could be used to add depth to the roster or to move up a few spots after the first round.

"Teams always want picks, especially when they don't have any in those later rounds," McKenzie said. "It would help. If we would like to move up, we can use that as trade bait."

TRADING DOWN

While McKenzie has never traded up in the first round in six previous drafts with Oakland, he did move down nine spots in 2013 to get an extra pick before taking cornerback DJ Hayden.

The Raiders could be a candidate to move down this year, especially if there's a quarterback on the board desired by a team picking later in the first round. Oakland could target help on the interior pass rush or at offensive tackle, both positions where the top players may not be projected to go in the top 10.

HITS, MISSES AND BARGAINS

McKenzie struck it big in 2014 when he drafted cornerstones Mack and Carr with his first two picks and starters at guard (Gabe Jackson) and defensive tackle (Justin Ellis) the next two rounds. The 2016 draft wasn't nearly as productive with second, third and fourth-round picks Jihad Ward, Shilique Calhoun and Connor Cook struggling even to get on the field. DT Treyvon Hester Tony Gonzalez Jersey , a 2017 seventh-round pick, showed promise as a rookie and could be a key contributor this year.

Peyton Manning owns NFL records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. He knows he won’t hold either for much longer.

Drew Brees trails Manning by only 1,495 yards and by 51 touchdowns.

“He’s just been the ultimate pro, taking care of himself, being in great shape,” Manning said Friday, via video from the Times-Picayune. “It’s a credit to him for playing as long as he has, at such a high level. He changed teams, which I know what that’s like. That is not easy going from San Diego to New Orleans, and he’s just been a great model of consistently obviously [with what] he and Sean [Peyton] have been able to do in 12 years together now.

“Yeah, I don’t think it’s a matter of if. It’s just a matter of when. He deserves it. He’s been a great player for a long time.”

Brees ranks second in completions (6,222) behind Brett Favre (6,300). He trails Favre (10 Charles Harris Jersey ,169) and Manning (9,380) in attempts with 9,294. Brees’ 70,445 passing yards are closing in on Manning (71,940) and Favre (71,838). Brees is tied with Tom Brady in touchdown passes (488), with only Manning (539) and Favre (508) having more.

“Obviously, you never play for individual records of any sort, and I know Drew feels the same way,” Manning said. “I think touchdowns probably has a little more meaning to a quarterback, because it means that you got six points, and it means you were doing something good for your team. Yards, as you all know Jerry Hughes Jersey , [doesn’t] necessarily mean winning games. I think Drew’s had a couple of big yardage seasons, and maybe they haven’t been winning games, so I think that can be a little bit misleading.

“But being a fan of the history of game, when I was a Brett Favre fan and the guys who held the touchdown record before Favre — Fran Tarkenton, Johnny Unitas — I really enjoyed kind of being a part of the quarterbacks that my dad grew up watching and loved. I’m a believer in the history of the game. I’m sure Drew will feel the same way when he breaks the touchdown record, which I think he’s got to throw a lot this year to break it, but he will get it next year if not this year. I think touchdowns means you’re helping win games. When I broke the touchdown record several years ago, it was in a game that we won, and it was helping our team win. Drew has been the ultimate team player. It’s all about helping your team win. I know when he breaks any of these records, it’s not going to mean as much to him if the Saints don’t win the game that day. . . . But he certainly deserves it.”

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