2020 full 1st-round NFL mock draft heading into Divisional Round
By Sanjit T.
19. Las Vegas Raiders (f/CHI): LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
The Raiders have two big needs heading into the 2020 NFL Draft depending on who you ask, and those two needs are linebacker and wide receiver. With the 12th pick, they took wide receiver CeeDee Lamb from Oklahoma, so with the 19th pick, they will take the best true linebacker and Lamb’s teammate, Kenneth Murray.
A lot of people want Isaiah Simmons, who will be a great player. However, the Raiders need a true middle linebacker, and I don’t think Simmons is that. Even if he is around at pick No. 12, I don’t like him as much as I like Murray here at 19.
Murray had 155 total tackles in 2018, and 102 in 2019. He also had 17 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in 2019. If the Raiders want to get Paul Guenther the type of playmaker on defense that can make a difference, Murray is his guy.