Raiders 2021 NFL Draft: Final 7-Round Mock Draft

Iowa’s Ihmir Smith-Marsette (Bryon Houlgrave/The Register)

Round 4 (Pick 121)- Ihmir Smith-Marsette, wide receiver, Iowa

Gruden loves himself wide receivers, as the room continues to change. Even with a full wide receiver room, the Raiders dip their toes in a deep wide receiver class in the fourth round. Ihmir Smith-Marsette didn’t have great college numbers, mostly because of usage in college with bad quarterback play. However, he is a great athlete with a huge day-three upside. This Las Vegas team takes a swing here hoping to get deeper at the position.

Round 5 (Pick 162)- Elerson Smith, defensive end, Northern Iowa

There was a lot of hype surrounding Smith after the Senior Bowl, where he put on a show. His Senior-Bowl performance along with his athletic traits, make this pick a value pick and not a reach for the Raiders. In defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s new system, the team is going to rely heavily on the front four to generate pressure. Smith is a long, active pass-rusher who can offer the Raiders a situational pass-rusher that excels off the edge.

Round 5 (Pick 167) Deommodore Lenoir, cornerback, Oregon

Adding a second corner in this draft makes sense for the Raiders, after ignoring the position in free agency. The depth is still lacking and adding a prospect in round five to compete makes a lot of sense. Lenoir isn’t the most athletic guy in the draft but should step in as a decent zone defender in the NFL, his troubles start in man-to-man situations, which Las Vegas will try and keep him out of.

Round 6 (Pick 200) Pro Wells, tight end, TCU

This is strictly Gruden taking a swing at a two-sport athlete at the tight end position. The Raiders don’t have a huge need here, but Wells is a player who could explode onto the scene in the NFL. TCU had terrible quarterback play, but his 15 yards per catch in 2020 stood out. After addressing their needs in the first five rounds, Las Vegas can take a special teams role-player flier here.

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2 thoughts on “Raiders 2021 NFL Draft: Final 7-Round Mock Draft”

  1. All off-season I’ve read articles about how horrible gruden and mayock have drafted the last 2 years but the fact is in the 2019 draft they picked 6 dudes who are starting and 2 guys who are turning into solid role players…maybe they grabbed cle a bit early but like mayock said they tried trading back and cle fit what they wanted. A 4-3 end that sets the edge. And not to make a bunch of excuses for abram but there were other factors that he has the talent to overcome and become a star in this new system. I could go on but why bother all you ass-clowns at RAIDERS ramble think you are smarter than gruden and mayock …I really pray we have a huge year …I hope you all eat crow (and cock) but you will find a way to spin it like they finally listened to you is why we won….F you…go RAIDERS

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