Washington Huskies wide receiver/return specialist Dante Pettis should be off the board by the fifth round. He has played a ton for Chris Petersen in Seattle. The Raiders could absolutely use his multi-faceted skill set next season. If he’s Tyler Lockett, then the Raiders just got so much more explosive in the return game and could have a dynamic gadget receiver on their hands.
Georgia Bulldogs safety Dominick Sanders is a solid day three defensive back prospect. He has great ball skills, as he tied Scott Woerner for the most career interceptions in Georgia history at 15. Though he will disappear at times in the secondary, Sanders is a gamer that Gruden and Guenther could work into nickel and dime packages as a rookie in 2018.
One guy that will climb up draft boards during the scouting process will be South Dakota State Jackrabbits tight end Dallas Goedert. For now, he’s going to the Raiders at No. 213 in the sixth round. Odds are that he could go as high as the third round if he crushes it at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. It seems like this guy can do a little bit of everything at the tight end position.
The Raiders will need to address a few positions on the offensive line this season for depth purposes. Gruden isn’t going to undermine the starters already in place for Oakland, but could use a guy like Nevada Wolf Pack offensive tackle Austin Corbett at No. 214 in the draft. With Donald Penn and Vadal Alexander suffering season-ending injuries, yes, the Raiders tackle depth was exposed.
Guard is another position the Raiders could look at in terms of depth. Michigan State’s Brian Allen could be available at No. 217. His older brother Jack Allen plays for the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints. In theory, the younger Allen brother could be cross-trained to play all three interior offensive line positions for the Silver and Black.
Oakland will have satisfied all of its draft needs by the time it is picking at No. 219 in the sixth round. However, it wouldn’t be bad to get a gamer out of Wisconsin in the form of linebacker T.J. Edwards. The Raiders need to add as many great players to the front-seven as they can. It’s worth it to take Edwards out of Wisconsin at No. 219.
Though the Raiders will have taken Pettis earlier in the draft, it would be advantageous to take the best wide receiver from Mark Richt‘s Miami Hurricanes in Braxton Berrios with their final pick of the draft at No. 229 in the seventh round. He might be a bit of a work in progress, but Berrios could be a productive seventh-round pick nonetheless.