I hope it's fun for everyone to imagine the possibilities of the Raiders 2019 draft move. They took up nine new perspectives in the design, many of which could have immediate effects. There are winners and losers. These are some of them.
Nothing was more terrible in this Raiders team last year than the pass. Günther had pulled out of the carpet before the start of the season, while the team Khalil Mack, who should be his best player, and the foundation of the entire defense sold. Without Mack everything fell apart. They could not get a pass rush, and without the pass storm also suffered the secondary side.
They were hard after defending the draft. Six of her nine picks hit the defensive side of the ball ̵
The school saw six players drafted. Half of them became robbers. Some of them had probably gone a little higher to the Raiders than they would have otherwise. The Raiders shocked the world as they brought Clelin Ferrell to fourth overall. He was the second pass rusher on the board, though he was in many positional rankings among the likes of Josh Allen, Brian Burns, and Montez Sweat. Trayvon Mullen was selected ahead of LSU's Greedy Williams, who had many as the top cornerback of the draft or at least a good result for the first round. The Raiders exchanged from 158 to 149 in the fifth round to receive Hunter Renfrow. The victory of the national championship at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara seems to have helped Clemson to create some careers for his players in the Bay Area.
With as much as we say, Jon Gruden has the last word of everything, this design had Mayock's fingerprints. Firstly, by drafting four players from the national championship game in which he participated, saying that he was on the field and saw five guys he would like to draw (he has a fifth place as a priority, not marked Free) Agent for what it's worth). ,
They have also drawn four players from the Senior Bowl, where Mayock was able to wander from Grudens North Squad to the South Squad throughout the week. He joked after the draft that he received a text from Senior Bowl President Jim Nagy that they had given the Raiders the wrong team because they had confiscated four players from the South Corps.
There were also several second and fourth round trades that Mayock said had to convince them in the war room that the guys they wanted would still be a few picks back. The only time they had acted was to win Hunter Renfrow in the 5th round. That seemed to be a joint movement with Mayock and Gruden.
The design ended in true Mayock style, with the "Stumping the Truck" of his former NFL Network colleagues selecting Prairie View A & M fringe printer Quinton Bell. They all made a good laugh out of it. I would assume that Bell agrees. He was finally drafted when he did not think he would do that.
The constant rumors and reports that the Raiders were interested in a quarterback in this design were downright annoying. Throughout the process, the Raiders have worked extensively with the QBs in the design, meeting them all over and doing private workouts with them. They also had a few of them in the Senior Bowl.
Every time Gruden or Mayock stepped in front of the media, they were asked about their interest in a quarterback, and they always said they were only doing their due diligence. Mayock, Derek Carr was a "franchise quarterback," was skeptical because he was not sure that Carr's job was safe. What I think is exactly what Gruden and Mayock wanted out there. They wanted teams to be surprised. The smoke screens are real.
You did not let Carr talk to the media before the draft, and I'm sure if he talks during the OTA, he'll say he never worried, but I do not believe that for a second. I believe some doubts crept in and he was not relieved when Drew Lock was selected by the Broncos in the 42nd overall standings. Carr got three new weapons in Josh Jacobs, Foster Moreau and Hunter Renfrow, all in all very good days for Derek.
Both Gruden and Mayock have shown great confidence in the close end of the former training team. He appeared in some games last season and showed great athleticism and hands. Gruden said before the draft that they'll be counting on Waller to be number one with Jared Cook, but most thought they'd just come close to completing the start job in the first two rounds. They did not do it. They got Foster Moreau in the fourth round, and Mayock said he would be a "great addition to Waller." A move that was relatively unknown in the Ravens training group five months ago.
When talking about positions, it was thought that the Raiders would take priority in this design. However, they completely neglected the position. The guard immediately switched from a strength to a question mark with the trade of Kelechi Osemele to the Jets, and the only step they took at this point was to sign Denzelle Good for a one-year contract. Good was demanded by the Colts at the end of last season of disclaimers and filled in at Right Guard three games for the injured gift Jackson. Well was great in his last two games and that was obvious enough to lose the job.
It has always been assumed that the Raiders will be traveling with Vontaze Burfict as the middle linebacker next season, regardless of what they did in the draft position. he is Guenther's boy from his years in Cincinnati and so they work well together. Every newcomer would have to learn the ropes behind or next to Burfict before taking on the middle linebacker.
Marshall can play inside or outside of linebackers, and making linebackers a priority in the design could potentially jeopardize his job. The Raiders designed no linebacker at all, increasing the likelihood that Marshall would not only be the squad, but starter alongside Burfict and Tahir Whitehead. For Marshall's part, he would love to do more than a year's thing. The native Las Vegas would like to be nothing more than a member of the Raiders in his opening season in Vegas. He will have every opportunity to hold his own.
P. J. Hall
None of the Raiders was more ridiculous at the fourth grand total this year than Quinn Williams. The big defensive tackle was no longer a choice when he was selected by the jets and the third overall victory was just ahead of the Raiders. You could have worked out Williams very well. But even though Williams was off board, Ed Oliver had to be considered as another dominant center-back.
If the Raiders had designed either, this could have put Hall's Roster Square in serious disarray. The second round of the 2018 round was played by Maurice Hurst, a fifth round. Bring in Williams or Oliver and when would Hall ever see the field? Would he even form the team? With no internal defenses selected by the Raiders, Hall will turn again and have the chance to see if he can evolve.