2019 NFL Draft: Updated list of Oakland Raiders draft picks
By Brad Weiss
The Oakland Raiders traded away two of their 2019 NFL Draft picks on Saturday night, so here is the updated list of picks this April.
The Oakland Raiders pulled off a huge move on Saturday night, agreeing to a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers for wide receiver Antonio Brown. The trade brings to Oakland one of the better wide receivers in the game, and a guy who has been nothing but productive throughout his career.
In exchange for Brown, the Raiders sent over a pair of 2019 draft picks, including their third and fifth round selections this April. Those picks, No. 66 and 141, were well worth the player they received back, as they did not even have to give up the high draft capital they gave up big assets to get over the last seven months.
With Mr. Big Chest now in the fold, the Raiders will turn their attention to the new league year, which begins next Wednesday, and when this trade can become official. After trading away Kelechi Osemele on Sunday, the Raiders picked back up a fifth rounder, but had to give away a sixth. For now, let us look at the picks the Raiders still own heading into April.
Here is their current list of 2019 NFL Draft picks after the Brown and Osemele trades.
- Round 1, Pick No. 4
- Round 1, Pick No. 24 (From Chicago Bears)
- Round 1, Pick No. 27 (From Dallas Cowboys)
- Round 2, Pick No. 35
- Round 4, Pick No. 107
- Round 5, Pick No. 140 (From New York Jets)
- Round 7, Pick No. 220
- Round 7, Pick No. 237 (From Seattle Seahawks)
That is still a very nice draft haul, especially at the front of the draft, where they will hold four of the first 35 picks. If you include their fourth rounder, that is four in the first 106 selections, so this is a team that is going to be much-improved coming out of the draft this April.
The Raiders hold the key to the 2019 NFL Draft, and with three first rounders, they have the opportunity to really revamp this roster. They did not have to trade away their first four picks for Brown, which was a stroke of genius by Mike Mayock, but it will be the draft that really shapes this roster moving forward.