Oakland Raiders top-4 2019 NFL Draft picks remain unsigned
By Brad Weiss
The Oakland Raiders brought in plenty of talent with their top-4 NFL Draft picks in 2019, and now they just need to get them signed to their rookie deals.
The Oakland Raiders held three first round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, and instead of trading away the draft capital for more picks, or to move up, they decided to hang on to them, and select in the original draft slots. With those picks, Oakland brought in elite talent on both sides of the ball, including a tremendous edge rusher in Clelin Ferrell, and the best prospects at their positions in running back Josh Jacobs, and safety Johnathan Abram.
In the second round, the Raiders brought in more defensive backfield help, adding another Clemson Tigers player in cornerback Trayvon Mullen. All four of these players were rated as some of the best prospects in the draft class, and it is pretty easy to see that the Raiders look to have hit a home run with these selections.
With OTAs and minicamp in the books, the Raiders have their eyes set on Napa, where they will begin training camp next month. Before then, the team needs to get some paperwork done, as Ferrell, Jacobs, Abram, and Mullen are all not signed heading into the summer months.
Looking at the 2019 first round picks, eight of the 32 players selected have yet to sign, but the Raiders constitute three of the eight. Looking at the top of the draft, only No. 1 overall selection Kyler Murray has signed out of the top-6 selections from April.
All four of the Raiders top draft picks have participated this offseason, and they have shown on social media that they are more than excited to be a member of this storied franchise. These deals will get done, and looking at the roster, all four have a chance to crack the starting lineup as rookies in 2019.
In all honesty, this is not a really big deal, as they will certainly be under contract by the time the team heads to Napa for training camp. All four of these guys are expected to help this team in a major way in 2019, and as they head to Las Vegas, they will be building blocks on which this franchise is built.