Raiders 2023 NFL Draft: Ranking top CFP National Title prospects by need
No. 6: Dylan Horton, Edge, TCU
Staying with the TCU Horned Frogs, edge rusher Dylan Horton is an exciting prospect that should hear his name called after the first round this April as well. Las Vegas has the premier edge rusher in all of football in Maxx Crosby, and Chandler Jones played well before being hurt down the stretch, but depth is needed in a big way at this position group.
Horton has the size you look for in a defensive end at the next level, and won’t be pushed around by NFL offensive tackles. He is likely to go in the second or third round this April and based on need, Las Vegas could be looking to add another solid, young edge rusher to the mix.
No. 5: Steve Avila, OG, TCU
The Raiders’ offensive line played much better down the stretch this season, and third-round pick Dylan Parham began to look like a starting offensive guard as the season wore on. He will be a starter for Josh McDaniels and this offense in 2023, but depth is going to be needed along the interior and at offensive tackle.
That is why Steve Avila makes a lot of sense for the Raiders in this year’s draft, as he is a versatile offensive lineman who could help at guard and even center at the next level. Building this offensive line is going to be a top priority for McDaniels and his staff in 2023, so expect them to draft one with their first three picks next April.