Oakland Raiders 2018 NFL Draft

Oakland Raiders 2018 NFL Draft

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Oakland Raiders 2018 mock drafts, last year draft recap, Oakland Raiders draft needs, 2018 draft trades.

GM: Reggie McKenzie

Head Coach: Jack Del Rio

Offensive Coordinator: Todd Downing

Defensive Coordinator: John Pagano

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

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Oakland Raiders Previous Draft

1/24 Gareon Conley CB OHIO STATE
2/56 Obi Melifonwu S CONNECTICUT
3/88 Eddie Vanderdoes DT UCLA
4/129 David Sharpe G FLORIDA
5/168 Marquel Lee OLB WAKE FOREST
7/221 Shalom Luani S WASHINGTON STATE
7/231 Jylan Ware OT ALABAMA STATE
7/242 Elijah Hood RB NORTH CAROLINA
7/244 Treyvon Hester DT TOLEDO

Post Draft Thoughts:

“There has been a lot of talk about how the Raiders need help getting into the backfield, but much of that could be related to how the defensive was called during the game.  They made some adjustments in how the defense will be managed in-game and, theoretically, that should yield benefits.  Regardless, they needed help in their secondary, and were comfortable enough with the Conley situation to get him as a steal at 24 in the first round.  They immediately followed that up with the extremely athletic and versatile Melinfonwu.  Vanderdoes did not get a lot of draft talk this year, but if he finds the best weight for him to be productive, could work his way into the rotation early.”

2018 NFL Draft

The Raiders had one of the largest amounts ever to spend in free agency a few years ago, and they went out and spent bigtime on talent, especially on the offensive line. The trouble with that situation is that you find yourself out of sorts regarding the continuity of experienced vets and young, developing talent. The other side of this is when you scrap all of your vets and go all in with the draft, which is just as dangerous a situation. The best teams have veterans that earned their jobs and young talent that they drafted constantly pushing for playing time. Forcing the chemistry that is needed for success rarely happens.

“The Raiders might have made a huge mistake in signing Marshawn Lynch.” Is what we wrote in our preseason report, and that might be coming to light. The front office did their job restocking the shelves with talent when they were forced to spend, but this might be the move that they didn’t need to make.

It is not hard to go out and spend oodles of dough on top free agents, the trick is then having a constant pressure from young players pushing for playing time. If the Raiders don’t establish that soon, they are in for a serious decline.

In the short term, the Raiders surprisingly need to address their offensive line. This, along with finding some talent at linebacker should be a priority in the upcoming draft.

The Raiders are not getting any INT’s and that is a combination of lack of pressure on the QB, and cornerback talent. Upgrades in both areas are needed.

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2018 NFL Draft Trades for the Oakland Raiders

Round 1
Houston to Cleveland
Kansas City to Buffalo

Round 2
Houston to Cleveland
Los Angeles Rams to Buffalo
New Orleans to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Cleveland
San Francisco to New England
Seattle to New York Jets

Round 3
Buffalo to Carolina
Chicago to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Buffalo
Seattle to Houston

Round 4
Arizona to Chicago
Carolina to Cleveland
Minnesota to Philadelphia to Miami
Minnesota to Philadelphia
Philadelphia to Miami
Pittsburgh to San Francisco
San Francisco to Denver

Round 5
Atlanta to Denver
Dallas to New York Jets
Houston to Seattle
Kansas City to Cleveland
Miami to New Orleans
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to San Francisco
Oakland to Seattle
San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Seattle to Philadelphia

Round 6
Buffalo to Los Angeles Rams
Detroit to Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh to Cleveland
Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Seattle to Oakland

Round 7
Kansas City to San Francisco
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Buffalo to Carolina
Minnesota to Seattle
New England to Cincinnati
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to Seattle
Philadelphia to Seattle
Seattle to New York Jets
Seattle to New England
Tampa Bay to Miami

Conditional / Yet to be Have Details Released
Arizona to Kansas City
Arizona to New Orleans
Baltimore to Arizona
Baltimore to Los Angeles Rams
Buffalo to Green Bay
Cincinnati to Jacksonville
Jacksonville to Miami
New England to Philadelphia
New York Giants to Pittsburgh

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