Raiders Draft Tracker 2019: Raiders Hone in as Draft Day Looms

Paul Ihander
April 09, 2019 - 12:04 pm
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It’s April and we’re finally here: NFL Draft month.   

With just two weeks to go, the draft boards are starting to see names get locked into position.  The Raiders still hold three picks in the first round with plenty of needs to be addressed.  As always, we’ll keep track of all the movement right here for you.

Most mocks show the Raiders with the no. 4 pick staying on track for an impact defender.  Alabama run stopper Quinnen Williams is solidifying his spot toward the top.  Some updated mocks still see the Raiders going with Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray, but without having to deal any of their first rounders. 

Experts say the 24th selection will be where the team looks to address the need for a young cornerback.  LSU’s Greedy Williams and Washington’s Byron Murphy are two cover corners consistently linked to the Raiders.  At no. 27, Alabama RB Josh Jacobs and Iowa TE Noah Fant have their names in the hat for an offensive upgrade in the Raiders’ final season in Oakland.

There are a couple of players to watch in the late first round.  The comparisons are to Dez Bryant when scouts talk about Arizona State WR N’Keal Harry.  It would be a surprise for the Raiders considering their off season – but he is a big rangy body who makes plays. 

Louisiana Tech DE Jaylon Ferguson has crept back into consideration as well.  Ferguson was disinvited from the combine due to a legal situation in his past, but his pro day had 30 scouts in attendance.  The NCAA’s all-time sack leader will find work.

Check out all the up-to-the-minute Raiders' 1st round draft projections here!