Oakland Raiders Mock Draft Tracker: 9.0

The Oakland Raiders Mock Draft Tracker is back after taking a week hiatus.

NFL free agency has understandably garnered a lot of attention the last couple week, and the Silver and Black have been busy signing players. Some notable additions in the last week-and-a-half consist of: quarterback Mike Glennon, running back Isaiah Crowell, safety Curtis Riley, cornerback Nevin Lawson, and linebackers Vontaze Burfict and Brandon Marshall.

The initial wave of signings featured a lot of offensive talent, but the importance of signing safety Lamarcus Joyner can’t be emphasized enough. With Joyner, Burfict, and Marshall now in the mix, this defense is already looking drastically different than a season ago. Starting with the linebackers and working your way back, the Raiders defense doesn’t look half bad; however, Head Coach Jon Gruden and General Manager Mike Mayock still need to address the defensive line, fortunately, the draft is loaded with talented pass rushers.

With that said, let’s check out the recently updated Mock Draft Tracker.

Table inside Article
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 LB, Devin White LSU
No. 24 EDGE, Clelin Ferrell Clemson
No. 27 CB, Greedy Williams LSU
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 CB, Byron Murphy Washington
No. 27 WR, Parris Campbell Ohio State
ESPN (Mel Kiper) No. 4 DT, Quinnen Williams Michigan
No. 24 RB, Josh Jacobs Alabama
No. 27 CB, Rock Ya-Sin Temple
The Athletic (Dane Brugler) No. 4 EDGE, Josh Allen Kentucky
No. 24 CB, Greedy Williams LSU
No. 27 OL, Dalton Risner Kansas State

We’ve been following mock drafts for quite some time now, and they’re all starting to look a bit redundant. The Raiders are constantly connected with the bevy of pass rushers in this class, but even with the recent additions the team has made in free agency, several analysts have stood pat on their predictions.

Alabama running back Josh Jacobs remains the consensus No. 1 halfback in this class, and even after signing former New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell, the contingent believe Jacobs could split time with Crowell. On paper, the two share similar measurables. Crowell stands at 5’11” and weighs 225 pounds, while Jacobs is 5’10” and weighs about 215 pounds. Jacobs strikes me as more of a power back, but has experience catching the ball, totaling 571 receiving yards and five touchdowns during his three years at Alabama. Crowell has only ever topped 200 carries once in his career (2017), and while he’s only 26 years old, I’m not sure Gruden and Mayock are willing to dub him the “feature back” just yet.

Similar to Jacobs and Crowell, the Raiders are linked to a handful of wide receivers still, which is striking considering the team has acquired Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams. You can certainly never have enough depth, but I don’t know if drafting a wide receiver in the first round is necessary.

Defensively, a lot of mock drafts foresee the Raiders adding another cornerback to the mix; whether it’s Temple’s Rock Ya-Sin, Washington’s Byron Murphy, or LSU’s Greedy Williams. Murphy and Williams are both proven at the college level, but Ya-Sin’s college experience has me scratching my head. The man played one season at Presbyterian Blue Hose college – which is a DI subdivision school – and played one year at Temple. He’s 6’2” and weighs 190 pounds, boasting the standard attributes of a corner, but I like players with experience, and I don’t know if there’s enough from Ya-Sin to earn his way into the first round.

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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