Wrapping up the 7-round haul for the Raiders
With all seven picks stretched across six rounds finished, it’s important to map out the pro’s and con’s of this mock.
Pro’s: Offensive loaded.
Offensive line takes a monstrous step forward with Green and the outside receiver problem is locked and loaded with Pickens and Thornton to go along with DJ Chark. Vegas even gets their Jalen Richard replacement.
Toys for Patrick Graham. Both Asamoah and Grant have experience moving everywhere in their respective unit, and this only plays to Graham’s preference. On top of that, the Raiders get their starting outside corner replacement with Coby Bryant.
Cons: One defensive tackle remains on the roster this upcoming season.
I didn’t think this was a big issue due to Vegas having a ton of ways to fix this. Between bringing back guys that are hitting free agency, entertaining Yannick’s Calais Campbell recruitment and giving Clelin Ferrell those interior snaps he got so often year one, it just made more sense to handle it elsewhere.
The Las Vegas Raiders will be revamping the wide receiver room this offseason, and Skyy Moore could end up being a steal on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.
There is no backup QB for Derek Carr. While it’s true this is a player that likely won’t see the field unless Carr goes down, don’t underestimate how valuable the QB is – Even the backup. Some coaches have even gone as far as saying the second most valuable player on the team is the backup QB. Vegas must address this elsewhere.