The Las Vegas Raiders are facing uncertainty on offense heading into the 2021 offseason. On one hand, right tackle Trent Brown may not be a part of the organization after a roller-coaster campaign in 2020. In addition, while Derek Carr might be the starter; he only has two seasons remaining on his current contract. They pick up their quarterback of the future in the Ramble’s latest two-round mock draft.
The Raiders address their offense in this two-round mock
The 17th Overall Pick – OT Christian Darrisaw
The Raiders must replace Brown if they part ways with him in the 2021 offseason and Virginia Tech’s Christian Darrisaw would provide stability at either tackle position for years to come. The former Hokie is a premier talent at the position that has been consistently dubbed as one of college football’s best linemen. He checks all the boxes for what coaches want on either side of their line, primarily with physicality and tenacity.
Look at Christian Darrisaw (#77) get all the way down the field while lead blocking this run.
Waits for the screen and leads the entire way. Awesome stuff. pic.twitter.com/hensbx8E5D
— Garrett Ballard (@NflBallard) December 6, 2020
Darrisaw is one of the most complete prospects in the class, and with quarterbacks being in high demand in 2021; it is feasible that the Maryland native could fall into Las Vegas’ lap at number 17. Subsequently, the Silver and Black’s second-round pick is the most pivotal selection for the organization in the past decade.
The 48th Overall Pick – QB Kyle Trask
Las Vegas’ second-round selection isn’t necessarily for the 2021 campaign, but for the future. Current starting quarterback Derek Carr only has two years remaining on his contract, and it is time for Las Vegas to legitimately plan for their future. The Gators’ gunslinger possesses all the physical characteristics you could ask for and more in a signal-caller.
🐊 Leads the country in pass yards
🐊 Leads the country in pass TDs
You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/BbLsVCMjAl
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) December 30, 2020
The combination of Trask’s ability to progress through reads and will to do whatever it takes to win makes him an ideal fit in Jon Gruden’s west coast-style offense. Additionally, he would not have to start right away as long as Carr is still on the roster.
Trask would have time to develop and learn the NFL ropes in his rookie campaign. In conclusion, he is a quality quarterback who the Silver and Black cannot afford to pass up if given the opportunity. His aggressiveness and can-do spirit are exactly what the Raiders need should they not feel Carr is the answer moving forward.
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