The Sporting News – Vinnie Iyer
Pick 14 – Tee Higgins, WR Clemson
Pick 18 – Kristian Fulton, CB Louisiana State
With the Raiders potentially selecting Higgins, he would then be accompanied by former Clemson Tiger teammate Hunter Renfrow. The two were among some of the most productive pass catching teammates in college football in 2018 and a resurgence in 2020 could take place if a reunion happens come draft day.
Higgins is a big play waiting to happen. He’s a long-bodied receiver that thrives in running routes downfield, winning the contested catch with his 6’4″ frame. His production near the line of scrimmage has been limited, but he’s been predominately been utilized as an outside pass catcher to stretch the defense vertically.
From a defensive standpoint, the Raiders could use help on the backend. In 2019 they’ve allowed an average of 262.6 yards per game — ranking 25th in the NFL.
Fulton has the size, speed and football IQ to help elevate the Raiders secondary. The former LSU cornerback faced some of the nations premier pass catchers in the SEC and didn’t back down from the top echelon talent. Fulton plays with a mixture of patience and aggression when needing to turn on the jets and that’s what makes his playmaking ability standout from the rest of the pack.