After a quiet first two years in Stillwater, wide receiver Marcell Ateman has emerged as the excellent No. 2 wideout for the Oklahoma State Cowboys opposite of future first-round pick James Washington. Ateman would be a welcomed addition to the Oakland receiving corps in the sixth round.
Oakland usually seems to be ahead of the curve when it comes to finding offensive line talent. Though he just suffered an Achilles’ injury, it may not be a bad idea to draft Iowa Hawkeyes offensive tackle Ike Boettger in the sixth round. He is 6-foot-6, 307 pounds. Not a bad piece to have out on the edge protecting Derek Carr.
After four years in Eugene, it will be time to see what Oregon Ducks safety Tyree Robinson could offer at the NFL level. At 6-foot-3, 199 pounds, Robinson could be a malleable piece Ken Norton Jr. could use to help get his defensive backfield right next year for the Raiders.
On size alone, it would be wise to draft a 6-foot-9 guy in Washington State Cougars guard Cody O’Connell in the sixth round. Sure, playing in Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense may not put together great tape. However, he has played with a future NFL quarterback in Luke Falk in Pullman for years.
It’s a frustrating time to be a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. While he put in the work in four years in Lincoln, it will be time for senior cornerback Chris Jones to show what he has to offer in the NFL. Oakland needs all the help it can get in the back-end of its defense. With all its draft needs previously met, the Raiders might as well grab the best cornerback available in the back part of the sixth round.
With Oakland’s last pick in the draft, the Raiders should get Derek Carr another receiving weapon by targeting wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton out of Penn State. Since he plays with another ad-libbing quarterback in Trace McSorley in State College, maybe catching balls from Carr would just be the natural progression for him?