2020 NFL 7-round mock draft: Raiders bolster edge, WR in 1st round

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – SEPTEMBER 21: Matt Geiger #44 of the Old Dominion Monarchs spins toward Charles Snowden #11 of the Virginia Cavaliers in the first half during a game at Scott Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

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Charles Snowden
Linebacker Virginia

The linebacker position has been a glaring need in Oakland the last couple seasons and they continue to put it off. Unfortunately for the Raiders, this year’s draft class is pretty thin at linebacker, however it’s still a position they must address.

Charles Snowden is a versatile player who can play outside linebacker or rush the passer off the edge. He has immense length — listed at 6’7″ 225 pounds and uses his large frame to shed blockers quite nicely when working off the edge. One concern of his is when he drops into coverage and is forced to play man-to-man coverage as he can get lost at times.

The junior linebacker has recorded 44 tackles, nine tackles for loss, three sacks, three passes defended and one forced fumble through eight games in 2019. Snowden could potentially move into a defensive end in the NFL with his ginormous frame.

Pros:

  • Length
  • Pass rush ability
  • Run stuffing

Cons:

  • Lean
  • Man coverage
  • Lacks fluent mobility

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