Raiders mock draft roundup: Las Vegas adds an elite wideout
By Nick Ellis
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News
Pick 11- Javon Kinlaw- DT- South Carolina
The Raiders defensive tackles are playing well this season, but they are still not getting to the quarterback enough. In his latest 2020 NFL mock, Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News likes the Raiders adding to their defensive front with the Chicago Bears pick.
Rotating a player like Kinlaw, who has five sacks and five tackles for a loss in nine games, would make a huge difference. Overall, the Raiders defense showed what they are capable of against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night, racking up five sacks as a team, and Kinlaw would give them another dominant defensive lineman up front.
Pick 13- Henry Ruggs III- WR- Alabama
The Raiders love speed, and that is what they would get with Henry Ruggs. With Tyrell Williams going deep, the Raiders will be able to make big plays on short passes with Ruggs, who is a yards after the catch monster on the field.
Through the first nine games of the 2020 NFL season, the Raiders offense has looked elite, and now that Derek Carr is actually getting time to let plays develop, they have taken more shots downfield. Ruggs gives this offense another gear, and this regime loves adding players from winning programs.