The Las Vegas Raiders have major holes to fill on the roster, and they address them early in our latest 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft.
Heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders still have their issues on both sides of the ball. Holding eight draft picks, and four of the first 80 selections, the Raiders should be able to address a lot of them early on, and they do so in our latest 7-round Raiders mock draft.
This is an enormous draft for Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden, so let us dive right in with their first-round pick.
*This mock was put together using the Draft Network’s Mock Draft simulator.
Las Vegas Raiders fill major holes early in 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft
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The Las Vegas Raiders hold only one first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, which is a change from the drafts that Mike Mayock is used to. The Silver and Black have held five first-round selections in the last two drafts, but sitting at No. 17, they only have one chance to get it right.
Luckily, the Raiders strike gold in this mock draft, as Penn State star linebacker Micah Parsons is still available. Despite some issues at Penn State, Parsons is going to be a first-round selection and could end up being the best defensive player to come out of this draft class.
Parsons would join a linebacker group that should improve under defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, bolstering a position group that has long been an issue for the franchise.