The Raiders once again hold multiple first round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, and here is their complete list of selections after the Wild Card round.
The Las Vegas Raiders will play host to the 2020 NFL Draft this coming April, as general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden look to put together another stunning draft class. Holding three first rounders in 2019, the Raiders brought in three guys who will be cornerstone players for this franchise moving forward, including one in running back Josh Jacobs who could be the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Fast forward to 2020, and the Raiders hold seven draft picks, including two more first round picks. Two of their seven total picks come from the Chicago Bears, who the team traded Khalil Mack to prior to the 2018 NFL season. Oakland got Jacobs with the Mack pick in 2019.
Due to the fact that the Raiders hold the Seattle Seahawks third round pick, there is still something of importance for fans of the team during the NFL Playoffs. The Seahawks went on the road and beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, and in turn, caused the Raiders pick to fall a bit.
As it stands, the Las Vegas Raiders will have two first round picks, three third round picks, a fourth, and a seventh, so there is plenty of draft capital heading into April. After missing out on the playoffs in Week 17, there is a lot to look forward to for this fan base moving forward.
Here the Raiders list of picks in the 2020 NFL Draft according to tankathon.com.
- Round 1, Pick No. 12
- Round 1, Pick No. 19 (From Chicago Bears)
- Round 3, Pick No. 80
- Round 3, Pick No. 81 (From Chicago Bears)
- Round 3, Pick No. 92 (From Seattle Seahawks)
- Round 4, Pick No. 111
- Round 7, Pick No. 204
For those who are counting, that would give the Raiders five first round draft picks in two years, which is definitely a good return on the investment they made by trading away Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper. Going from four wins to seven from 2018 to 2019 was a nice start, but April is another chance for the franchise to improve this roster in a big way.
In 2019, Mayock and Gruden had a wonderful draft weekend, bringing in a bunch of guys who made a legitimate impact at the NFL level in year No. 1. This is a Raiders franchise that is definitely trending in the right direction, and one more solid draft class could be the final piece to them actually making the playoffs in their first season in Las Vegas.