After two years in the NFL, we look back at the 2020 Las Vegas Raiders draft haul and put a grade on each pick entering Year 3.
After a draft in 2019 where the Raiders were loaded with picks in the top half, they would once again be in the same position in 2020, with multiple picks in the first, three in the third round, two in the fourth.
This would be Mike Mayock’s second draft as the general manager of the Las Vegas Raiders and he was looking to build upon what at the time looked like a successful class the year previous.
We, of course, do not really know who had more say in the draft room; Gruden or Mayock. However, certain picks scream Gruden, and other picks that seem like selections Mayock would make based on his time as an analyst.
Looking back, this draft class is not very well regarded among fans at this point, but just how bad was it? Before answering that, I want to be clear about how I’m grading these picks like I did in the previous article grading the 2021 class.
The individual performance of the players in both 2020 and 2021 will be graded, and these grades are based solely on how well they did on the field regardless of value and where they were picked.
The pick grade is judging the pick itself with draft position and overall value in mind and is what the overall draft grade will be based upon.
Now let’s jump into it.