The Las Vegas Raiders traded up in the second round to select Michael Mayer, tight end from Notre Dame.
Mayer had an extremely productive college career, declaring for the NFL Draft after his junior season. In three seasons with the Fighting Irish, he accumulated nearly 2,100 receiving yards and 18 receiving touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 249-pounder received a 92.5 overall grade from Pro Football Focus in 2022, with a 91.6 receiving grade and an 82.1 run blocking grade.
He was named First Team AP All-American and was a John Mackey Award (nation's top tight end) finalist his junior season, while also setting Notre Dame's school record for single-season receptions and receiving yards for a tight end in 2021.
With the 35th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders selected tight end Michael Mayer.