Reggie McKenzie has rebuilt the Oakland Raiders into respectability via the draft, in getting great pieces like Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, and even sixth round running back Latavius Murray. The Raiders are now talented enough to be competitive again, but they still keep a couple more pieces to become a winner.
Holding the No. 14 pick, the Raiders could go offensive tackle, and maybe quite possibly Jack Conklin from Michigan State. We’ve already looked at that previously.
Today, we look at possible defensive back options, with insights from NFL Draftnik Mike Mayock.
The NFLN expert did a media call recently.
“It would be either the highest-rated defensive back on the board at that time or the highest-rated offensive lineman on the board at that time,” he said.
“You start looking at that whole defensive back situation, I don’t think there’s a safety justified at 14. I think Ramsey and Hargreaves will both be gone, so then you start to talk about Mackensie Alexander, who he’s an interesting conversation right now. Zero interceptions in two years.”
“You don’t see corners get drafted with zero interceptions, let alone in the first round, but he’s a talented kid. Eli Apple from Ohio State, would he be worth a pick that high.”
Something to think about Oakland Raiders fans.
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