CeeDee Lamb (WR)
If I had to pick any wide receiver for the Raiders to draft, it would be CeeDee Lamb. Lamb has made big play after big play this season and is the reason for a handful of Oklahoma’s shootout victories. The Raiders badly need a game-changer, and this is exactly what they get with Lamb.
Lamb does a great job of creating separation, catches anything thrown his way, tracks the ball well in the air, and is a YAC machine. Lamb will succeed anywhere he goes, but the Raiders and Coach Gruden could use him in plenty of fun ways to open up the offense.
Kenneth Murray (LB)
Out of everyone on this list, I believe the best chance out of any player that the Raiders may draft is Kenneth Murray. The Raiders have to address their need at linebacker, and if Isaiah Simmons is gone before the Raiders pick, Mayock will have to go after Murray.
Like Simmons, Murray can not only tackle well but can play coverage and has enough athleticism to be an immediate game-changer for the Raiders. Murray can play sideline to sideline, flying all over the field. The Raiders have lacked a great linebacker for years, and they could finally change that with Murray, as well as getting him with their second of two first-round picks.
Jalen Hurts (QB)
Jalen Hurts has had an incredible college career, and he could boost his draft stock tremendously if he plays well in the college football playoff. Hurts is one of the most fun and exciting players to watch in all of college football. If the Raiders decide to bring in some competition for Derek Carr, they likely won’t select someone in the first round and could be deciding between drafting Jalen Hurts or Jordan Love in the third round.
Hurst is accurate both in the pocket and on the run, shows great athleticism, can make plays on the fly when things break down, and most importantly has displayed great leadership throughout his career. Hurst has everything that Mayock looked for in a player last year, and would give Gruden a sense of what type of QB he wants.