Raiders Mock

Raiders Mock: Flurry of trades including one with Bengals

The 2020 NFL Draft is a day away and since there always are crazy twists, I decided to do a mock with the same spirit in mind and the Las Vegas Raiders pulling an unexpected trade.

My full first-round Raiders mock can be found here.

Raiders Mock

1st pick, No.5 overall: Jeff Okudah, Ohio State, CB

Here, the Dolphins sold the farm and traded all three first-round picks to the Bengals for the first overall and the 33rd picks. With the Redskins, the Lions, and Giants going elsewhere, I expect to see the Raiders to make a move for Okudah. Trading both firsts and a third could probably get them the Bengals second too since Cincinnati would have enough firsts that it wouldn’t matter.

Okudah and Trayvon Mullen would be a solid tandem for years to come. I would make this trade every time in this pass-happy league.

Related: Drafting Jalen Reagor Makes Sense For Raiders

2nd round, No.65 overall: Jalen Reagor, TCU, WR

Raiders flip both first-round picks and a third for Okudah and Reagor. In my eyes, it would be an awesome draft. Reagor is a fast wide receiver that can shake tackles and is a solid return man as well.

3rd round, No.81 overall: Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian State, LB

Davis-Gaither is consistent with decent coverage skills when needed. He would make a solid addition to the linebacker corps. He’s pegged as a quick weak inside linebacker that can rotate to the edge as well providing a solid rotation and hybrid schemes should Paul Guenther decide to dig into his plethora of schemes he has yet to show.

3rd round, No.91 overall: Davon Hamilton, Ohio State, DL

Hamilton had a solid 2019. He would have had great seasons prior but the team was stacked so his playing time was limited. As a starting interior defensive lineman, he was a disruptive force down the center and managed to rack up a healthy six sacks and 28 tackles.

4th round, No.121 overall, A.J. Dillon, Boston College, RB

The Raiders were able to re-sign Jalen Richards but they still need a solid option sharing the load with Josh Jacobs. Dillon will be a good rotational power back and provide a nice 1-2 punch with Jacobs.

5th round: No.159 overall, Logan Stenburg, Kentucky, G

Stenburg is a solid guard with a mean streak. He fits the Incognito role and could be his replacement down the road. He makes the same types of mental mistakes and lets his anger get the best of him but he fits that old Raiders mystique the team should be looking to bring back.

Sound off Raider Nation, where did I miss? Who did reach for? Or is there someone else you prefer to see in place of one of the above?

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