I wrote my Thursday column about Al Davis’ vast influence on the Raiders’ draft this year. And believe me, even though Davis is gone, his influence is all over the place. The Raiders, as I write this post, do not have a pick until after the third round. That is because of Davis. Davis had a particular draft philosophy and he had personal needs, and those two things led to a depleted draft this year. Call this depletion Davis’ legacy — at least part of his legacy. To read my column, please click here.