Mock Draft Tracker 4.0: Could the Raiders trade up?

Finally, it's Draft Week.

The 2020 NFL Draft is just three days away and despite it being virtual this year, there's no shortage of excitement as we get closer to Thursday. The Las Vegas Raiders are locked in with seven draft picks total, including five in the first three rounds. After major moves in free agency, the Silver and Black have a vastly improved linebacking unit, and it seems more likely they'll target the cornerback position in the first round, but who knows what General Manager Mike Mayock and Head Coach Jon Gruden have up their sleeves.

Before Draft Night is upon us, take a look below at the most recent mock drafts from NFL analysts around the country.

Previous picks: CJ Henderson, Tee Higgins

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Pick Player Position College
No. 12 CJ Henderson CB Florida
No. 19 Jordan Love QB Utah State

Analysis:

Henderson - "After picking three players in the first round in 2019, the Raiders have two more this year. And just like 2019, they still have needs in the secondary, where they got solid play from second-round pick Trayvon Mullen, but don't have much else at cornerback. Henderson would be an upgrade."

Love - "Since I'm not going to predict trades in this Mock Draft, I feel good about Love being here. Now, that could change on draft day, and a team could move above the Raiders to get him."

Previous picks: Jerry Jeudy, CJ Henderson

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Pick Player Position College
No. 12 CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma
No. 19 Antoine Winfield Jr. S Minnesota

Analysis:

Lamb - "Lamb is incredible after the catch and could be Vegas' No. 1 receiver. Tyrell Williams isn't the answer, and with both Lamb and Alabama burner Henry Ruggs III still on the board, the Raiders have to get quarterback Derek Carr a weapon."

Winfield Jr. - "Earlier in Round 1, we slotted Vegas with a top-tier wide receiver to help the offensive passing game. Now, we're diving in on a defensive passing game that is in need of a punch. Corner is definitely a bigger issue than safety, but Winfield has tremendous versatility. He is undersized, but he is a hard-hitting tackler with ball skills. Coach Jon Gruden would love bringing in this kid."

Previous picks: Jerry Jeudy, A.J. Terrell

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Pick Player Position College
No. 12 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama
No. 19 A.J. Terrell CB Clemson

Analysis:

Jeudy - "This decision would likely come down to Jeudy versus Javon Kinlaw. I would applaud either choice."

Terrell - "Terrell would reunite with his college teammate, Trayvon Mullen, to give the Raiders two tall, long and rangy CBs to build their secondary around."

Previous picks: Jerry Jeudy, Kenneth Murray

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Pick Player Position College
No. 12 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama
No. 19 Patrick Queen LB LSU

Analysis:

Jeudy – "As a former receivers coach, Jon Gruden has an affinity for polished route runners, which makes Jeudy the ideal WR1 for the Raiders."

Queen – "Infusing the defense with more explosive athletes like Queen would help the Raiders close the gap on their division rivals."

Previous picks: Jerry Jeudy, Patrick Queen

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Pick Player Position College
No. 12 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama
No. 19 A.J. Terrell CB Clemson

Analysis:

Jeudy - "Pristine route runner with good speed and explosiveness. He can be a field stretcher or a volume target, depending on the matchup."

Terrell - "They still need corner help and Terrell fits the winning culture that GM Mike Mayock covets."

Previous picks: Jordan Love, Laviska Shenault Jr.

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Pick Player Position College
No. 10 (Trade with CLE) Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama
No. 19 Jeff Gladney CB TCU

Analysis:

Jeudy – "Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden get too antsy as they see the receivers drop, and swing a deal with Cleveland to get the best separator in the class in Jeudy."

Gladney – "The Raiders need to get more talented and feisty at cornerback. Gladney is one of the nastiest, ball-hawking corners in this class."

Previous picks: Jerry Jeudy, Kenneth Murray

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Pick Player Position College
No. 12 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama
No. 19 Xavier McKinney S Alabama

Analysis:

Ruggs III – "When you've had to game-plan to stop Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs twice a year, you get an appreciation for what speed can do. Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has that kind of speed and game-changing ability. And he's actually better than Hill was coming into the league."

McKinney – "With the 12th selection, the Raiders went to Alabama for a game-changing wide receiver. At No. 19 overall, general manager Mike Mayock will dip back into Nick Saban's program to add a utility-knife defender with coverage skills who might be the answer to the tight ends in the AFC West."

Take a look at the top 50 prospects leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, according to NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.

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