The potential change in philosophy stems from the Raiders possessing picks in the first, fourth, sixth and seventh rounds - they have two in the latter. They are without second-, third- and fifth-round picks as a result of trades made within the past year.
"It's something we're really looking at and having conversations about because of the lack of picks," Kiffin said for added emphasis.
So far, Kiffin said, numerous teams have inquired about the prospect of acquiring Oakland's No. 4 pick.
"We've talked to a number of teams," Kiffin said, "and a few of those have been very serious conversations."