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Oakland Raiders: 3 reasons why hiring Mike Mayock makes sense

ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis (L) looks on as Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden (R) speaks during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis (L) looks on as Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden (R) speaks during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) /
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The Oakland Raiders ended their general manager search on Monday, as they hired Mike Mayock to take the role, and here is why it makes sense.

On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders were trounced by the Kansas City Chiefs inside Arrowhead Stadium by the score of 35-3, and little did they know, their new general manager would be in the building. Mike Mayock was on hand to see his new team get beat down by their division rival in Week 17, and will now be tasked with turning around a franchise with one winning season since 2002.

Mayock, who has no experience as a general manager, comes to the Raiders from television, where he has worked for the NFL Network since 2004. Possessing an incredible eye for talent, Mayock will have a bunch of draft capital, and a ton of cap space to work with now, as well as a head coach going into the second year of a 10yr/$100 million guaranteed contract.

Reggie McKenzie was fired a couple of weeks ago by the organization, clearing the way for a new man to take the reins as general manager, and Mayock is a bit of a surprise. He may not have experience as a general manager, but he knows the NFL, and for the Raiders, this could end up being a home run hire.

Here are three reasons why the hiring makes sense for the Raiders.