Jon Gruden's Boom or Bust Draft is over.
Let's look at who selected the Raiders on Day 3:
No. 110 – Nick Nelson, CB, Wisconsin
I'm a really big fan of this selection. Nelson is not flashy, but he's a player who can leave an immediate impression on Oakland.
In three years of college football ̵
Nelson was Pro Football Focus # 52 overall prospectus and last year was a Big Ten first-team player. Had he not torn his meniscus in a private training with the Lions before the draft, he might have been selected earlier. (NFL Network reported that he needed only one trim of his meniscus – he said he was four weeks away from returning to the field.)
Nelson ran a 4.52 second 40-yard strike but had the physicality of pushing oneself off the line and reworking larger ones. In Paul Günther's Cover-2 / Quarters defense, this is an ideal feature. I can see that Nelson makes an immediate impression on the Raiders in 2018.
Potential: B (Nelson could be a solid cornerback # 2)
Need for: A + (Boy has the Raiders need a cornerback)
Match: A + (Paul Guenther will love Nelson)
Overall rating: A … A formidable plan that fits into an underrated player in this design (in my opinion) that will take effect immediately in 2018 could show. There can be no complaints with No. 110.
no. 140 – Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan
The Raiders Risk Reward scheme found its figurehead.
Hurst is a first-round defender who falls into the fifth round on the first lap because of heart disease found in the combine.
Hurst was medically cleared, but the heart The condition dropped him from several NFL draft boards – of course.
The Michigan man has an insane break from the line, good hands, a low center of gravity, and a nose for the ball. Again, he might have been the first defensive battle if he had been unable to. In three full seasons in Michigan, he recorded 31 tackles for the loss.
The Raiders elected Sam Houston State's DL PJ Hall on Day 2 – Raiders coach Jon Gruden said his team needs Interior Pass Rushers – and he and Hurst are incredible boom-or-bust options.
Hurst had the highest overall score among the center-backs in Pro Football Focus's scouting history – he was the third overall perspective on PFF's draft of a board
Potential: INC (It's an A + or an F – and that's not something to joke about, this heart condition is not a broken knee or a bruise, that's meant seriously.)  Need: B (The Raiders now have three young 3 techniques.) Hurst is by far the most talented of all.)
Match: A (Exactly what Gruden and Guenther want a pass-rushing 3-tech)
Overall rating: A + … I could have gone to an INC because we have no idea if Hurst can play in the NFL, but the value of getting a talent for the first round in the fifth round is immense. For Hurst, hopefully heart disease is not a problem and he can have a long and healthy NFL career. If he does, he should be the best player the Raiders have selected in this design
No. 173 – Johnny Townsend, P, Florida
The Raiders are clearly aiming for a punter to replace the recently released Marquette King with Pick # 173, and frankly I'm not sure if Townsend the player was the robbers wanted it.
But he's the pick that hit the Raiders because with Pick # 172 the Packers picked the second-best punter in this draft class, JK Scott. Fortunately, I thought the Raiders were all-in on a punter late, so I've seen some time in Townsend – he does not have the biggest leg, but he's really good at putting the ball along the sideline , The Raiders will rely more on special teams under Jon Gruden, and Townsend could be a big part of it.
Potential : C- (Can do the job now, not sure if he has the leg, however, to a big pastime.)
Need : A + (The Raiders really needed a Punter)  Fit : A + (He is a Punter)
Overall rating : B + … There is no guarantee that he will do the team, but he is a good punter , and – that can not be emphasized enough – the Raiders really needed a punter.
No. 216 – Azeem Victor, LB, Washington
I'm a big fan of this pick. Before breaking his leg against USC in 2016, he was one of the top linebackers in the Pac-12.
Victor has not even been close to the same player since the injury, but when he returns to his 2016 In the levels, the Raiders have a man who once looked like a third or fourth grader: a sure attacker in the backcourt get in and take good ways to the ball. Could be a three-down linebacker, but again it's a Risk Reward game (what's new?) Potential : B + (Can do the job now, not sure if he does that has leg
Need : A (How is that the first linebacker of the Raiders?)
Fit : B + (Not sure if he can be a MIKE or a WILL linebacker, but the Raiders both use)
Overall rating : A- … The Risk Reward Draft has its linebacker.
No. 228 – Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State
Ateman is a good value for the 7th round – he is tall, tough and can aim any ball high. He's not fast, and he does not break much, but with option # 228, a guy who caught 59 passes for 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns last year works well. Maybe the Raiders will see more of him.
Potential : C (What you see is what you get.)
Need : B- (Can not have too many red zone threats for Derek Carr and Ateman sure that … at the same time the Raiders have needs elsewhere.)
Fit : C (Grudens West Coast Offensive should rate separation …)
overall rating : C … We have to see him attacking the Raiders – is he a situational player or do the Raiders see anything more in him? No real loss if he does not pick 7th round.