Las Vegas Raiders: 3-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft post-Hudson, Jackson trades

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Raiders still need help via the 2021 NFL Draft. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Now holding two third-round picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders have a chance to add four starters to the fold early on.

After trading Rodney Hudson, the Raiders have gained another third-round pick. The first three rounds of the draft will be crucial to the Raiders.

After a disappointing 2020 season, the Raiders have made a lot of moves early on this off-season, including releasing and trading multiple key players on the offensive line. The Raiders went from needing to mainly work on the defensive side of the ball, the needing to rebuild their offensive line all in one off-season.

Raiders 2021 3-round NFL Mock Draft

17

Christian Barmore

Defensive Tackle,Crimson Tide

If you search the web for mock drafts, you will see Christian Barmore going to Las Vegas at pick 17 a lot, and for good reason. The Raiders need help all over the line, as they struggle against the run and cannot get any pass rush against opposing offensive lines.

At 6’5, 310 pounds, this defensive tackle can play all over the line, is extremely athletic for his size, has a ton of explosiveness, and has a great first step. Barmore will have to add a bit of strength when entering the NFL, but if the Raiders take Barmore here, they will see an instant improvement in their interior defensive line.

They have added to their line via free agency, but this kid may be too good to pass on.

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