Heading into the NFL Scouting Combine, we take a look around at some 2019 NFL mock drafts, and who the Oakland Raiders are predicted to take in round one.
The Oakland Raiders have three first round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, and it will be interesting to see if they decide to stay put. They could easily trade the picks, moving up and down the first round, and they hold an early selection in the second round as well.
With the NFL scouting combine on the horizon, scheduled for on-field activities to kick off on Friday, let us take a look around at some of the mock drafts being circulated.
Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com
Ryan Wilson released a brand new mock draft on Monday, and he had some moving and shaking going on in the first round. Wilson had teams trading up to select quarterbacks early, but kept the Raiders picking at No. 4, selecting Quinnen Williams from Alabama. Later in round one, Wilson had Oakland picking wideout Deebo Samuel from South Carolina at No. 24, and Michigan linebacker Devin Bush at No. 27.
Mike Tanier, Bleacher Report
Mike Tanier posted his pre-combine mock draft on Monday, and like Wilson, he had the Raiders going defense with the No. 4 pick. Tanier likes Oakland to select LSU cornerback Greedy Williams with the fourth overall pick, teaming him with Gareon Conley for the foreseeable future. At No. 24, Tanier had Oakland selecting Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat, before rounding out their first round with Iowa State wideout Hakeem Butler at No. 27.
Dan Kadar, SB Nation
Dan Kadar over at SB Nation also blasted out a mock draft on Monday, and he had the Raiders fixing their issue on the edge with Michigan’s Rashan Gary at No. 4. Later in round one, he likes Oakland to pick up a cornerback in Washington’s Byron Murphy, before adding a weapon to the other side of the ball at No. 27 with Oklahoma wideout Marquise Brown.
Luke Easterling, USA Today DraftWire
Luke Easterling’s most recent mock draft had the Raiders moving out of the No. 4 spot, trading with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who selected Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State. At No. 7, Oakland brought in a middle linebacker, selecting Devin White from LSU. Later in round one, Easterling has Oakland getting their edge rusher in Jachai Polite from Florida, before finishing up with North Carolina State wideout Kelvin Harmon.
Charlie Casserly, NFL.com
Charlie Casserly’s latest NFL mock draft has Oakland staying at No. 4, selecting Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. In fact, Casserly likes the Raiders to upgrade all three levels of their defense with their three first rounders, selecting Williams at No. 4 to bolster the defensive line, Devin Bush at No. 24 to add to the linebacker group, and cornerback Trayvon Mullen at No. 27 to improve the secondary.