Round 3, Pick No. 80: Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
The Raiders address their linebacker needs in the third round. Hopefully, the team signs a couple of free agents to help the position, but getting Malik Harrison in the third round is a good deal.
Harrison is a versatile player who recorded 75 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his senior season as a member of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He is a guy who could come in and be the quarterback of this defense even as a rookie, and you can believe the entire linebacker group is going to get a facelift this offseason.
Round 3, Pick No. 81: Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah
The Raiders have back-to-back picks in the third round and select defensive end Bradley Anae with their second of the two. Anae was a sack machine this season, recording 13 sacks on the year for the Utah Utes.
Anae does not have the physical gifts that he may need at the next level, which is why he falls to the third round, but effort and aggression make up for that. When you consider the Raiders brought in Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell during the 2019 NFL Draft, Anae would be a solid depth guy as they continue to get better along the defensive line.
Round 3, Pick No. 91: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
Hopefully, the Raiders add another corner in the offseason or at least bring Daryl Worley back, but either way, the team needs to add cornerback depth. Gladney recorded five interceptions in his career at TCU and is not afraid to tackle when needed.
Gladney has good length and speed and has the potential to develop into a great corner in the NFL. Some experts have Gladney ending up in the first round, or early second round this April, but when it comes to the cornerback position, it is very hard to predict where the second level of players lands.