Oakland Raiders Mock Draft Tracker: 10.0

Crazy to think we’ve cranked out 10 Mock Draft Trackers, but here we are.

The closer we get to the 2019 NFL Draft, the slower it feels like it’s approaching. At this point I’m ready to cease all discussion regarding who the Oakland Raiders could potentially select with their three first-round picks, and just let General Manager Mike Mayock do his thing.

We’ve seen numerous mock drafts and they’re all starting to look identical. While the anticipation continues to build, let’s take another look at who the NFL analysts have the Silver and Black taking in the first round.

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Publication Pick Player College
CBS Sports (Chris Trapasso) No. 4 DT, Quinnen Williams Alabama
No. 24 EDGE, Montez Sweat Mississippi St.
No. 27 CB, Byron Murphy Washington
CBS Sports (Ryan Wilson) No. 4 DL, Quinnen Williams Alabama
No. 24 CB, Greedy Williams LSU
No. 27 RB, Josh Jacobs Alabama
CBS Sports (R.J. White) No. 1 (Trade) QB, Kyler Murray Oklahoma
No. 24 CB, Greedy Williams LSU
Walter Football No. 4 DE/LB, Josh Allen Kentucky
No. 24 RB, Josh Jacbos Alabama
No. 27 CB, Byron Murphy Washington
SB Nation (Dan Kadar) No. 4 DE/LB, Josh Allen Kentucky
No. 24 QB, Drew Lock Missouri
No. 27 RB, Josh Jacobs Alabama
NFL Network (Bucky Brooks) No. 4 DE, Rashan Gary Michigan
No. 24 RB, Josh Jacobs Alabama
No. 27 WR, Riley Ridley Georgia
NFL Network (Daniel Jeremiah) No. 4 EDGE, Josh Allen Kentucky
No. 24 T, Cody Ford Oklahoma
No. 27 CB, Byron Murphy Washington
Bleacher Report (Matt Miller) No. 4 EDGE, Josh Allen Kentucky
No. 24 CB, Byron Murphy Washington
No. 27 S, Johnathan Abram Mississippi
ESPN (Todd McShay) No. 4 EDGE, Josh Allen Kentucky
No. 24 RB, Josh Jacobs Alabama
No. 27 CB, Deandre Baker Georgia
ESPN (Mel Kiper) No. 4 DT, Quinnen Williams Michigan
No. 24 CB, Rock Ya-Sin Temple
No. 27 TE, Irv Smith Jr. Alabama
The Athletic (Dane Brugler) No. 4 DL, Quinnen Williams Alabama
No. 24 TE, Noah Fant Iowa
No. 27 CB, Byron Murphy Washington

For the last nine weeks, I’ve been providing my own analysis in review of the swirling reports, but let’s mix it up this week. Let’s see what the experts have to say; below is analysis from ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, as well as The Athletic’s Dane Brugler.

ESPN Senior Writer Todd McShay: “It would be hard for the Raiders to botch this situation. Three first-round picks, including No. 4 overall, give Jon Gruden a lot of options. [Josh] Allen recorded 17 sacks last season in the SEC, so he'd be welcomed to a defense that recorded just 13 as a whole last season. [Josh] Jacobs' violent running style puts an exclamation mark on the rebuilt Oakland running game, which now features Isaiah Crowell. Rounding out the early Raiders selections are a pair of cornerbacks to start anew in the secondary. Baker has the best instincts of the defensive backs in the class.”

ESPN Football Analyst Mel Kiper Jr.: “[Quinnen] Williams is a game-wrecker, a defensive playmaker whom Gruden will love. [Rock] Ya-Sin, one of college football's best lockdown corners in 2018, is still raw -- he played just one season at the FBS level -- but he has a high ceiling. [Irv] Smith would fill the void left by Jared Cook. If there's one qualm with my own picks here, it's that there are no first-round edge rushers left on my board at No. 24. There is going to be a run on them in the top 20, which means Oakland could miss out on a big need area.”

The Athletic’s Dane Brugler: “The Raiders let Jared Cook walk (signed with New Orleans Saints) and currently have one of the least impressive tight end depth charts in the league. However, [Noah] Fant would quickly change that and give the offense a dynamic inside threat to complement Antonio Brown and the outside weapons.”

Don’t take it from me, take it from the experts. There myriad avenues the Raiders could take during the Draft, but the consensus from the “experts” is that the team will go with Quinnen Williams at No. 4.

Stay tuned to Raiders.com for more draft news and updates, as it draws closer. Also take a look at the full list of prospects attending the Draft.

Take a look at which players NFL analysts are predicting the Raiders will select in round one of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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