Oakland Raiders 2019 NFL Draft Grade and Analysis
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2019 Oakland Raiders Draft:
1-4: Clelin Ferrell, DE (Clemson)
1-24: Josh Jacobs, RB (Alabama)
1-27: Johnathan Abram, S (Mississippi State)
2-40: Trayvon Mullen, CB (Clemson)
4-106: Maxx Crosby, DE (Eastern Michigan)
4-129: Isaiah Johnson, CB (Houston)
4-137: Foster Moreau, TE (LSU)
5-149: Hunter Renfrow, WR (Clemson)
7-230: Quinton Bell, DE (Prairie View A&M)
Draft Grade: To Each His Own
The Raiders had four picks in the first 40 picks, and an additional 3 fourth rounders after some deals. They picked up some very good prospects, but it is very reasonable to argue that they should have walked away with much better prospects.
If these players do establish a solid foundation, then it is all worth it, but to put a bow on the whole draft, in every draft slot they probably could have gotten a better prospect at that position, with the exception of RB at 24. And even there, there were so many RBs in this draft, why not just wait?
Ferrell is a good prospect, but do they know something that we don’t? There were at least 3 better edge rushers on the board, and probably more than that. The Raiders should not be considering taking a RB in the first round until they are much further down the road. That feels like a pick Gruden demanded.
Mullen is a fine CB, but there were many better CB prospects available here when this pick was made.
In the end, if most of these players end up working out, then it can help them moving forward, but this is a draft where people might look back at in a few years and will see what could have been.
GM: Mike Mayock
Head Coach: Jon Gruden
Offensive Coordinator: Greg Olson
Defensive Coordinator: Paul Guenther
Offensive Scheme: West Coast
Defensive Scheme: 4-3
Oakland Raiders, Last Year’s Draft:
1-15: Kolton Miller, T (UCLA)
2-57: P.J. Hall, DT (Sam Houston State)
3-65: Brandon Parker, T (North Carolina A&T)
3-87: Arden Key, DE (LSU)
4-110: Nick Nelson, CB (Wisconsin)
5-140: Maurice Hurst, DT (Michigan)
5-173: Johnny Townsend, P (Florida)
6-216: Azeem Victor, LB (Washington)
7-228: Marcell Ateman, WR (Oklahoma State)