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Raiders NFL Draft Picks, Needs & First Round Betting Odds

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Raiders Draft Picks

Picks (8)

Raiders Draft Odds

Position of First Pick Odds
Offense +125
Defense -159
Odds as of late Wednesday and via DraftKings.
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Raiders Draft Needs

by Samantha Previte

  • OL: The Raiders’ entire offseason has been head scratching. They traded three-time Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson to the Cardinals, guard Gabe Jackson to the Seahawks and Trent Brown to the Patriots and will very likely have to add depth and retool this unit going into 2021.
  • DL/LB: The Raiders’ pass rush has been anemic since Khalil Mack’s departure. They ranked 30th in sacks per game (1.3) and their run defense allowed the ninth-most yards per game (125.8). They will likely look to replace edge rusher Takk McKinley and linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who left in free agency.
  • CB/S: Their secondary wasn’t much better and allowed the seventh-most passing yards per game (263.3). The team’s turnover differential (-11) tied for second-worst in the NFL.

by Chris Raybon

  • WR: Even after drafting Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards last season and signing John Brown and Willie Snead this offseason, there are no true No. 1s in Las Vegas.
  • RT: Projected starter Brandon Parker graded out 86th of 89 qualifiers at tackle last season.
  • G: Richie Incognito turns 38 this season and appeared in only two games last season while Denzelle Good graded out 61st of 86 guards.
  • C: Free-agent acquisition Nick Martin was average as a pass blocker but third-worst as a run blocker last season, and 31st of 38 centers overall.
  • CB: Projected starters Trayvon Mullen (89th), Damon Arnette (126th) and Nevin Lawson (87th) all failed to crack PFF’s top 80 corners last season.
  • S: Among 99 qualified safeties, Karl Joseph ranked 85th in PFF grade while Jonathan Abram ranked dead last.
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