The Oklahoma Sooners are sending many talented prospects to the league in the 2021 NFL Draft. Luckily for the Las Vegas Raiders, these players align well with positions of need. While the Silver and Black may not select all of these players, it would benefit them to perform due diligence.
The Raiders need to keep an eye on these 3 Sooners
Ronnie Perkins, Edge defender
Full disclosure, I love Ronnie Perkins’ game. At 6’3″ and 247 pounds, he has great speed on the edge to compliment his long frame. While at the moment he does not have many moves in his repertoire, he possess a great long arm move that will remind many of a former “52”. If Perkins can work more on the power aspect of his game, he has a chance to be a fantastic pass rusher in the NFL. He would instantly bring more juice to the Las Vegas pass rush.
Rhamondre Stevenson, running back
While the Raiders certainly do not need a starting running back, Stevenson profiles well as a backup to Josh Jacobs. A bigger back at 6′ and 246 pounds, he is not a burner but actually moves very well and fluidly. Similarly to 28, he is excellent at changing direction with ease. While not a starting ball carrier in the NFL, Stevenson could be a valuable compliment. He is also likely to be available on day three as well.
Creed Humphrey, interior offensive line
After releasing Gabe Jackson and Richie Incognito, the Raiders have holes inside their offensive line. Humphrey, a 36 game starter for the Sooners, played mostly center for them so this is somewhat a projection. Las Vegas would have to be confident in Tom Cable’s ability to make him a functional guard. If he can develop in this role he would become a starter, likely from day one. Not sure this is a chance Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden would take, but it is worth looking into.
The Raiders badly need to add talent to a team whose fans are awaiting a playoff berth. The team’s brass would be wise to turn their eyes towards Norman, Oklahoma, and attempt to add at least one of these talented athletes.
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