In a 2019 NFL mock draft recently released by CBSSports.com, the Oakland Raiders use two of their three first round picks on wide receivers.
The Oakland Raiders hold three first round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, so all eyes will be on them next April. New general manager Mike Mayock is a draft expert, and his knowledge of these players likely weighed heavily in the team bringing him in to replace Reggie McKenzie, who was fired with a couple games left in the season.
Mayock has a ton of draft capital in the next two drafts, including five first round picks in 2019 and 2020 combined. In 2019 alone, the Raiders hold six of the first 100 selections in the draft, and it is anybody’s guess as to what the team is going to do with all those picks.
It is officially mock draft season around the national media, and with the Raiders holding three firsts in 2019, they are all interesting to read. One mock really stood out to me on Wednesday, as CBS Sports put out a mock that has the Raiders moving down from No. 4, and making two surprising picks later on.
In the latest mock draft put out by CBSSports.com, R.J. White not only has the Raiders trading away the No. 4 overall pick, but then selecting two wide receivers late in the first round. In addition, the wideouts are current teammates, as he has them selecting D.K. Metcalf and A.J. Brown from Ole Miss.
Both Metcalf and Brown are first round talents, and the Raiders do have a need at the wide receiver position, but I just cannot see them taking both in the first round. In fact, they could wait until early in the second round to address the wide receiver position, as there is a cluster of solid wideouts that fall in that late-first, early-second round range.
The No. 4 overall pick was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars in this mock draft, and the Jaguars nabbed a new quarterback in Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State with the selection. Oakland received the No. 7 pick from Jacksonville, and a third round selection, and with the seventh pick, they were able to get Clelin Ferrell from Clemson.