Raiders trade picks with Detroit Lions on Day 3 of 2020 NFL Draft

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The Las Vegas Raiders have traded the 121st and 172nd overall selections in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Detroit Lions in exchange for the 109th overall selection.

Raiders receive:
No. 109 (fourth round)

Lions receive:
No. 121 (fourth round)
No. 172 (fifth round)

The trade put the Raiders on the clock to select Clemson guard John Simpson.

Simpson was a strong in-state recruit for the Tigers, earning top 200 overall recruit rankings as a Mr. Football finalist his senior year at Fort Dorchester High School. The signing paid off for head coach Dabo Swinney, as Simpson started 29 of a possible 30 games at left guard over his junior and senior seasons (15 in 2018, 14 in 2019). He was named a third-team All-ACC selection in 2018 and a first-team all-conference pick his senior campaign, when he also garnered second-team Associated Press All-American notice for his dominant play. Simpson played in nine games as a reserve lineman his true freshman season, but missed time at the end of the year with a foot injury. He played in 12 games as a reserve in 2017 before getting his shot the following year.

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