Raiders 2024 NFL Draft: 3 non-quarterbacks worth trading up for on Day 1

The Las Vegas Raiders may move up on Day 1 to select a signal-caller, but these three non-QBs would be worth the gamble of trading up for as well.

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Quinyon Mitchell

With the Raiders adding Christian Wilkins in free agency, and with John Jenkins and Adam Butler returning, the defensive line looks like a dominant group. That leaves linebacker and the secondary as key targets in the NFL Draft, and the cornerback room certainly needs some upgrades and depth.

The 2024 NFL Draft has a few first-round talents at the cornerback spot, including Alabama's Terrion Arnold and Clemson's Nate Wiggins. However, the best of the bunch could be University of Toledo star Quinyon Mitchell, who has wowed the scouts this draft season, and has seen his stock rise in a big way leading up to the draft.

Jack Jones and Nate Hobbs return as starting cornerbacks next season, but another outside corner is going to be needed if the Raiders hope to continue to improve on the defensive side of the ball. Mitchell is someone who could come in and start right away in Las Vegas, and enable Jakorian Bennett to continue to get used to the NFL game going into Year 2.

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