Oakland Raiders: 5 players that make sense at No. 24 overall
By Brad Weiss
Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
During the trade deadline, the Raiders traded away Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys for their first round draft pick, leaving a gaping hole at the top of their depth chart at wide receiver. Cooper had been a two-time Pro Bowler in his short time with Oakland, but the team felt they should go in a different direction with the position group moving forward.
Jordy Nelson stepped up big time late in the season, and will be back in 2019, and rookie seventh rounder Marcell Ateman showed flashes at times. This wide receiver group needs an injection of talent, and in Marquise Brown from Oklahoma, they would be bringing in a legitimate speed demon who can take the lid off a defense.
Brown is slated to go anywhere from No. 20, down to the second round, so the likelihood is that he will be available at No. 24. Do the Raiders roll the dice on a wideout this early? Only time will tell, but if they do, they will be getting an absolute playmaker in Brown.