Raiders mock roundup: Las Vegas trades up for Isaiah Simmons
By Nick Ellis
Chad Reuter, NFL.com
Pick 12: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
After allowing Tyrell Williams to receive his guaranteed money, he will likely stay on the Raiders roster in 2020, but that does not mean he will remain the top target at wide receiver. With that being said, the team still needs a WR1, and Jerry Jeudy from Alabama fits that mold in Chad Reuter’s latest mock for NFL.com.
This is an extremely deep wide receiver class, but Jeudy may be the best out of all of them. His route running and great hands make him a player who would make an immediate impact in this Las Vegas offense.
Pick 19: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
The Raiders badly need a solid linebacker, something that they have lacked for years, and they should be able to get one with the No. 19 overall pick in 2020. Patrick Queen showed his abilities in the national championship game as a player who can tackle and play coverage, and would be an excellent addition to this defense.
Expectations are that the Raiders will make wholesale changes at the linebacker position in 2020, and rightfully so, as the group was painful to watch at times last season. In order to hang with the best of the bunch in the AFC, the Raiders defense needs help on all three levels, and Queen helps them get better at linebacker immediately.