During the 2018 offseason, the Raiders went out and signed former Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead, who ended up leading the team in tackles after a slow start. With pick No. 24 in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Raiders may choose to stay in the State of Michigan, selecting outside linebacker Devin Bush from the Michigan Wolverines.
Bush is a punishing outside linebacker, who could immediately fill a starting role in Paul Guenther’s 4-3 scheme next season. Not only can he play sideline to sideline, but he can also come up and get the edge, making him another player who can come in and help this team improve on their pass rush in 2019.
It will be interesting to see how Bush does at the combine, because he is extremely athletic, and could see his stock rise quite a bit over the course of the week. If he is still available at No. 24 overall, the Raiders would be fools to pass up on him, because this linebacker group lacks depth across the board.