The Oakland Raiders will have their first of three first round draft picks at No. 4 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, and must add a quality edge rusher with the pick.
The Oakland Raiders will have all eyes on them this April, as they enter the 2019 NFL Draft holding three first round picks. In addition, the team holds six of the first 100 selections in the draft, making this one of those draft years that could really shape this organization moving forward.
This offseason, Oakland fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, replacing him with former draft analyst, Mike Mayock. The hope is that Mayock’s expertise will allow the Raiders to really hit on their wealth of draft picks, and turn around a franchise that has had one winning season since 2002.
Oakland played better down the stretch in 2018, but were historically bad in some areas, including getting after the quarterback. Their first selection comes in at No. 4 this April, and with that first of three first rounders, they have to address the lack of talent at the edge rusher position.
Here are four edge rushers they could realistically select with the No. 4 overall pick this April.