Raiders 7-round 2020 mock draft: Vegas trades back, adds second
By Nick Ellis
Javon Kinlaw is one of the most explosive defensive linemen in the draft, and after the combine, his draft stock will likely rise. The Raiders have a solid group of defensive tackles, but all but Maurice Hurst lack the ability to get to the quarterback, and even he is not great at it.
Putting Kinlaw on the inside, along with Crosby on the outside, the Raiders will generate a great, young pass rush that could be dominant for years to come. Kinlaw has everything you could ask for, from speed, to length, to power, and would be an excellent get at No. 12 overall.
In addition, Kinlaw is one of the more versatile defensive linemen in this draft class, and could be schemed all over the Raiders defensive line in 2020. This is a group that showed major improvement over the 2018 season, but in Kinlaw, they get what could be the final piece of the puzzle up front on the defensive side of the ball.