Las Vegas Raiders 7-round 2020 mock draft: Improvements on both sides
81. Bradlee Anae – Defensive End, Utah
The Raiders’ struggles in pass defense are not only a product of poor coverage but a lack of pass rush as well. There are promising pieces in Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell, but the rest of their pass rushers are not long term options, so they should look to continue to address it with young talent.
Bradlee Anae doesn’t have elite athleticism and bend, which is why he will find himself getting drafted on day 2, but he still has great skill. Anae has a plethora of pass rush moves and provides a ton of versatility along the defensive front capable of playing with his hand in the dirt or standing up.
His first step is good, not great, but he knows how to set up offensive tackles and loves to use the spin move when they overset. In the run game, he can hold his own and set the edge, so he is a three-down player.
Like Clein Ferrel, that lack of elite traits will show up at times, but in the third round, the Raiders would be getting an instant contributor.