Las Vegas Raiders: One draft prospect to target from each top-25 program
The Raiders aren’t in much need of a running back at the moment with Josh Jacobs as the starter, but he hasn’t proven to be the most durable back in his first two seasons. In terms of backups, none of them are worth worrying over if the Raiders are looking for a backup later on day 3 of the draft.
Elijah Mitchell could be a very nice piece as a backup runner to Jacobs and provide a stable runner and pass-catcher for the Raiders. Mitchell was extremely productive during his college career, finishing with over 3,800 yards from scrimmage and 46 total touchdowns.
He won’t blow you away with physical traits, which is why he’ll be a later-round pick, but there have been plenty later-round running back in the NFL who have carved out very nice roles for themselves. Mitchell appears to still have plenty enough speed and burst to play on Sundays.
As stated earlier, this isn’t really a position of need for Las Vegas, but an upgrade at backup in the latter half of the draft wouldn’t hurt at all.