During his time at Penn State, Connor McGovern became a leader along the offensive line, showing that he could not only be an elite center for the team, but also a very good guard. The Raiders need depth up front on offense, especially is Jon Feliciano does not re-sign, and McGovern is someone who can give them that at multiple positions.
Last season, Oakland struggled to keep a healthy line together for much of the season, as the rookie tackles were banged up, and guards Kelechi Osemele and Gabe Jackson both missed time. With McGovern, they would have a depth player who could really bolster this unit in front of Derek Carr, and we saw last season how much this offense struggles when the line is pieced together from week to week.
One linebacker I really like in this draft class is Drue Tranquill, who could be an answer for this Raiders team on the outside. Tranquill was able to impress the scouts during the Senior Bowl, where he really stood out, and some feel he is one of the more complete linebackers in this draft class.
Oakland has a serious need on the outside, and Tranquill could team with Tahir Whitehead to give the team a solid duo in Paul Guenther’s 4-3 scheme. He may be a but undersized, but he makes up for that with great speed, and the willingness to come up and make the big hit, and has the kind of versatility that could make him a solid linebacker, or even safety at the next level.