10 potential Raiders draft targets whose stock rose at Senior Bowl
By Brad Weiss
The Las Vegas Raiders do not hold the kind of draft capital that they have in years past, where they had five first-round picks combined in the 2019 and 2020 NFL Draft. In 2021, they only have six selections, so Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden must get it right with each selection, especially after the 2020 class struggled mightily as rookies.
With that said, here are ten prospects the Raiders could target, and whose stock rose during Senior Bowl week.
Raiders could use a safety like Richie Grant from UCF
The safety position is an issue for the Raiders next season, as Johnathan Abram struggled in his first full season in 2020, and there was a serious lack of depth behind him. Looking ahead, this is a position group the team must target, and while it may not be in the first round, they could get some big help on Day 2 from the likes of Richie Grant from UCF.
Grant showed out at the Senior Bowl, especially in one-on-one drills. He showed the rare ability to really get into people when playing man coverage, and for a Raiders team that struggles in that department, Grant would be a nice find after the first round.