Raider Nation anxiously awaits the NFL Draft as their Las Vegas Raiders will have a bevy of options and possibilities.
Raiders general manager Mike Mayock had an impressive group of picks last season. 2020 is shaping up to perhaps being a repeat, at least on paper. One example is Peter King, who recently wrote on what could await the Raiders in less than two weeks.
“Jon Gruden’s been grousing that he’s got no home-run playmakers at wideout. Mike Mayock wants clean character guys. CeeDee Lamb seems pretty logical.”
Prioritizing “high character guys” proved to be true at last year’s draft, Mayock picked up three players from Clemson, a championship squad with plenty of character. As far as missing home-run playmakers, that’s also true for head coach Jon Gruden.
The receiver corps itself is not horrendous by any means but rather needs that breakaway threat to elevate the group. Raiders brass hoped Antonio Brown would be that last season, but as we all know, that ended before it started. If they go with Lamb as King suggests, Las Vegas would have what Brown was supposed to be minus the off-field headache.
Raiders Blog: Possibilities Galore…
For those that aren’t high on Lamb, there’s another first-round scenario out there that’s intriguing. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network proposed that the Raiders could take Jerry Jeudy and A.J. Terrell in the first. The Terrell selection would certainly follow the trend set by Mayock last year with Clemson players.
Another scenario that received much criticism was one proposed here that had the Raiders going quarterback and cornerback in the first. The thought of them taking a “project” like Jordan Love doesn’t make sense but as we’ve learned, you never know with the Raiders. After all, how can we forget fans reactions when Clelin Ferrell was selected last year. In other words, Raider Nation should expect the unexpected as this event draws near.
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