Oakland Raiders: 5 players that make sense at No. 4 overall
By Brad Weiss
Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson
Outside of Nick Bosa from Ohio State, Clelin Ferrell from Clemson is the best edge rusher this draft class has to offer. Ferrell has been mocked to the Oakland Raiders in plenty of mock drafts so far this Winter, and on the Raiders, could seriously impact the rest of the division in year one.
All season long, the Raiders struggled to get after the quarterback, as Bruce Irvin turned out to be a big bust stepping in for the traded Khalil Mack. Arden Key did well in spurts, but he is very raw, and you could see that he has some growing to do if he is going to be a double-digit sack guy in the NFL.
Ferrell and Key would be a nice tandem at the defensive end positions in Paul Guenther’s 4-3 scheme, giving the Silver and Black two very young, and very athletic edge rushers. This has to be the position that the Raiders draft early in round one, because if they struggled to get pressure again in 2019, it is going to be another long season.