The seventh round of an NFL Draft is typically where NFL front offices make some dart throws. The strategy that late in the event is to bet on singular high-end traits to find rotational players. Las Vegas Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler is no stranger to looking in obscure places to find talent. Nesta Jade Silvera is already making Ziegs look brilliant for taking the chance on him at No. 231 overall.
Nesta Jade Silvera
The start of the preseason is right around the corner for the Raiders, as they’ll kick off the 2023 NFL Preseason against their old Bay Area rival, the San Francisco 49ers. While no one should get their hopes up over these August matchups, numerous players are looking to lock in a defined role — or a roster spot altogether. And stop me if you’ve heard this one before: most eyes will be on the defense for the Silver and Black.