During his time at Florida State, Derrick Nnadi was supposed to turn into the best defensive tackle in the ACC. Coming off an incredible 2016 season, that saw him named 1st-team All-ACC, Nnadi slipped to a third-team selection in 2017.
While the media voted him to third-team, the coaches saw enough in him to name him a first-team player. He is a dominant presence on the inside, and a lot of his issues last season stemmed from the fact that the Seminoles really under-performed as a unit.
Nnadi is very strong, and very quick, and would be a perfect guy in a 4-3 defensive scheme. He ran a 5.38 40-yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine, but he plays a lot faster than that time would indicate.
A former four-star recruit out of high school, Nnadi racked up 53 tackles last season, while getting to the quarterback 3.5 times. He is the kind of player who can be disruptive against the run, and the pass, and the Raiders need a player with that kind of skill set on their defensive line.
Adding some talent around Khalil Mack has got to be a priority this offseason, as he was by far the best defensive player on the roster last season. If the team can bring in a player like Nnadi after the first round, then it will clear more space for Mack to have an even bigger impact in 2018.