We take our second look around the internet at who the experts feel the Oakland Raiders could take with their three 2019 first round picks.
The Oakland Raiders hold three first round picks this April, so it is always fun to take a look at who they may grab in the 2019 NFL Draft. Mock drafts are the big thing around the internet from now, until the 2019 NFL Draft, so let us take a look at what some of the experts think their first round will look like.
We take another look around at the more recent NFL mock drafts after Super Bowl LIII.
Jared Dubin (CBS Sports)
In his latest NFL mock, Jared Dubin of CBS Sports likes the Raiders to trade down two spots with the New York Giants, tabbing Rashan Gary at No. 6 overall. Later in round one, he has Oakland selecting two wide receivers, Kelvin Harmon at No. 24, and then N’Keal Harry at No. 27. That would certainly improve this wide receiver group.
WalterFootball.com released a brand new mock draft on February 13, and in it, they have the Raiders focusing their efforts on the defensive side of the ball. After selecting Gary at No. 4, the site has Oakland concentrating on their secondary, selecting LSU cornerback Greedy Williams at No. 24, and finishing up their first round by picking Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram at No. 27.
Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News)
Vinnie Iyer produced a mock draft on Thursday, and the writer from the Sporting News also has Michigan edge rusher Rashan Gary going to Oakland at No. 4 in a move that has really picked up steam as of late. At No. 24, he has the Raiders bringing in a new feature back, selecting Josh Jacobs from Alabama before rounding out their first round by selecting Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson at No. 27.
Luke Easterling (DraftWire, USAToday)
Luke Easterling is always a good read, and he produced a latest mock draft this week. In it, he has the Raiders trading down to No. 7 with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their pick, and a second or third rounder, and getting an absolute steal with Josh Allen that late in round one. At the bottom of round one, Oakland selected two offensive players, adding running back Josh Jacobs at No. 24, and Kelvin Harmon at No. 27.
Maurice Jones-Drew (NFL.com)
Former Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew got in the mix this week, posting a new mock draft on Tuesday. In it, he has the Raiders tabbing Clemson edge rusher Clelin Ferrell at No. 4, before selecting cornerback Greedy Williams at No. 24. With their final pick, Oakland shifts focus to offense, selecting Iowa tight end Noah Fant.
In our last 7-round mock draft, we had the Raiders staying on the defensive side of the ball with all of their picks, selecting Josh Allen at No. 4, Devin Bush at No. 24, and Mack Wilson at No. 27. With these picks, they could really bolster their pass rush, and talent at linebacker, two key areas of improvement in 2019.