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McFadden offers Raiders a chance at rejuvenation

Al Davis just couldn't resist selecting Arkansas RB Darren McFadden with the fourth overall pick. And you know what? The boss finally might have gotten a top-10 selection right.

Originally Published: April 26, 2008
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- On Thursday, Raiders coach Lane Kiffin reiterated what he had said earlier this month: Darren McFadden wasn't needed in Oakland because the Raiders are loaded at the position.

This week, McFadden's mother, Mini Muhammad, was quoted as saying she thought the Bay Area was too big for her Little Rock, Ark., bred son -- thus she didn't want him to be drafted by the Raiders.

What Kiffin and McFadden's mother failed to realize is that Al Davis runs the Oakland Raiders. ...

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