The Las Vegas Raiders did not get much from their 2020 draft class last season, but two non-first-round picks could have a major impact in 2021.
The 2020 NFL Draft Day 2 and 3 draft picks provided a mixed bag for the Las Vegas Raiders. The non-first rounders were featured in more cameo roles outside of wide receiver Bryan Edwards, who struggled with injuries the majority of the season.
There was the bizarre saga of WR/RB Lynn Bowden, who was traded before even playing a down with the Raiders, and who flashed with the Miami Dolphins last season. Tanner Muse, who was a linebacker/safety hybrid, got injured early, and never played a live snap for the Silver and Black as well.
Rounding out the picks after Day 1 were Edwards, John Simpson from Clemson, and slot cornerback Amik Robertson. Las Vegas did not get much from any of them, but that must change during a 2021 campaign that is playoffs-or-bust for Jon Gruden and company.
With a full year under their belt (well at least for a few), the second-year players will look to finally feature and make an impact for the Raiders this season. We will take a look at a couple of non-first round Raiders from the 2020 class that should have a future and immediate impact with the Raiders.