The Oakland Raiders have grabbed loads of headlines already this offseason and with three first-round picks, they may very well be in retailer for much more drama.
With a boatload of cap house and draft picks, the Oakland Raiders entered the offseason as one of the crucial intriguing groups within the NFL and, boy, have they not dissatisfied.
A brand new franchise left deal with in Trent Brown and new star huge receiver in Antonio Brown, the Raiders have positioned themselves to look a complete lot totally different on the sphere in 2019 than they did final season.
With the flurry of free agent strikes already on the books, the workforce additionally heads into the 2019 NFL Draft with a league-high three first-round draft picks. This draft capital ought to enable them to be aggressive in pursuing among the class’ prime prospects, however simply what might that draft seem like after an already-busy offseason? It’s time to have a look along with your post-Mix, post-free company, seven-round mock draft:
The Raiders have re-tooled their offense by a flurry of free agent signings and trades, however the greatest change but to return might nonetheless be on the quarterback place.
With the entire strikes that the workforce has made thus far this offseason, maybe probably the most spectacular has been nonetheless holding on to the workforce’s three first-round picks. It’s very doable that the motivation behind that is the need to commerce as much as take the workforce’s quarterback of the long run, none apart from Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray.
Jon Gruden has been effusive in his reward for Murray through the draft course of and whereas it might simply be a smokescreen, Derek Carr simply doesn’t appear so as to add up because the workforce’s long-term possibility on the place.
A brand new left deal with and glossy new receiving corps might assist to present Murray one of the best probability at ranging from day one if the workforce chooses to go that route, they usually might elect to make use of Carr as trade-bait for a number of of the groups on the market nonetheless in want of a quarterback.
Murray’s growth shall be one of the crucial closely-watched storylines we’ve seen within the NFL lately however he might match proper in because the Raiders’ subsequent star because the workforce continues to rebuild and pack its baggage on the best way to Las Vegas.
Oakland poached security Lamarcus Joyner from the Rams in free company and will proceed to look to construct up their secondary with one in all their first-round picks.
Washington’s Byron Murphy is a quick-twitch cornerback with glorious toughness and instincts, and will pair properly reverse Gareon Conley within the Raiders’ secondary. Regardless of not having a lot in the best way of expertise on the school stage, Murphy presents large upside and ought to be aided in his growth within the presence of a veteran security like Joyner.
Murphy’s size and dimension might push him down draft boards a bit however the Raiders might definitely pounce on him on this vary as they proceed to construct their protection heading into subsequent season.
OL, Kansas State
The commerce of Kemechi Osemele to the Jets opened up a spot at guard for the Raiders subsequent season, and one title who may very well be an ideal match is Kansas State’s Dalton Risner.
Risner is the kind of participant Jon Gruden would have a private shrine to. An enormous, bodily offensive lineman with a nasty streak and glorious approach, Gruden appeared excited to be getting an up-close scouting view throughout Risner’s nice week on the Senior Bowl in Cell.
Final yr’s first-round choice Kolton Miller’s impending transfer to proper deal with ought to assist his growth and with new acquisition Trent Brown on the left facet, including Risner might give its potential new quarterback an offensive line able to defending him in his rookie season.