In case you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a new man in town for the Las Vegas Raiders; All-Pro wideout Davante Adams.
For the last handful of years, there’s been one constant name at the top of most ‘best wide receivers’ lists. During free agency, the Raiders decided to make a move on that one constant name, agreeing to a blockbuster trade that sent Davante Adams to the Silver and Black.
Of course, Green Bay wasn’t just going to give Adams away. Such a player commands a hefty price tag, and as such, they made sure they acquired Las Vegas’ first and second-round draft picks. Now, without their first two picks, the Raiders find themselves on the clock for the first time at the 86th overall selection.
Acquiring a talent of Adams’ caliber for a first and second-round draft pick was no problem for the Raiders’ front office, but general manager Dave Ziegler still retains his initial interest in drafting in the earlier rounds. As such, it’s only natural Ziegler was once again open about the possibility of trading up in the 2022 NFL draft at the owners’ meetings on Monday.
With the attractiveness of a trade-up looming over the Raiders’ head, the mantra remains the same; Stay patient, but be prepared to make a move if it makes sense. With that in mind, let’s discuss three potential draftees who could find themselves falling far enough for Las Vegas to pull the trigger on trading up.