Raiders 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Raiders regain their speed

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A video board displays the text "THE PICK IS IN" for the Oakland Raiders during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A video board displays the text "THE PICK IS IN" for the Oakland Raiders during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 26: Running back Breece Hall #28 of the Iowa State Cyclones rushes for yards in the second half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on November 26, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 48-14 over the TCU Horned Frogs. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 26: Running back Breece Hall #28 of the Iowa State Cyclones rushes for yards in the second half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on November 26, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 48-14 over the TCU Horned Frogs. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images) /

Raiders 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Raiders regain their speed

123. Breece Hall – Running Back, Iowa State

The Raiders have a big decision to make on whether they will extend running back Josh Jacobs this coming offseason. And given how this season has gone for Jacobs, it is hard to believe the Raiders will opt to give that extension.

If that’s the case, they could look to find a cheaper solution in the draft. Iowa State’s Breece Hall has been one of the top running backs in college football for the past two seasons and could be an easy solution to the future of Las Vegas’ backfield.

A patient runner with power at 220 pounds is quick enough to make others miss in the open field and make decisive cuts. He will not display great speed, but that has not been a prerequisite to being an effective runner in the NFL. Hall also shows a willingness to pass protect and can be a viable check down option in the passing game giving three-down ability.

The devaluing of the running back position certainly put the Raiders in a challenging situation with Jacobs but could be a blessing if Hall falls to them.