Oakland Raiders Draft Class First Impression

While Khalil Mack might not have the natural physical traits that Jadeveon Clowney has, he certainly not far behind and WAS the best defensive player in the draft. You won’t have to worry about Mack taking off plays! He is an all-around player in that he can defend the run, rush the passer, and drop into coverage, all at a superior level.Signed a four year contract for $18M with the Silver and Black

Derek Carr might be the best quarterback in the draft. The Raiders got a bargain getting him in the second round. Don’t be surprised if he is the starter, come September. Carr signed a four year rookie contract for 5.37M with the Silver and Black

Gabe Jackson is a powerful inside offensive lineman he will assist Oakland with thier already powerful running game. Improvements can be made with his blocking skills, but talent is there for him to be a top player in the NFL.

Justin Ellis is a prototypical nose tackle who will help the run defense. He also receives a surprising push as a pass rusher.

Cornerback Keith McGill is a tall, press corner, the type of player the Raiders will soon love like they do up north in Seattle. He needs to develop his man off technique, but he is a very talented player. Getting him in the fourth round is a bargain.

Travis Carrie, Shelby Harris and Jonathan Dowling are all developmental type players who may need a year on the practice squad. All signed under rookie contracts.
Other team news:

WR Greg Little Claimed off waivers

Raiders owner Mark Davis said Tuesday, stadium negotiations with the city of Oakland are in the "11th hour." "It's always the 11th hour because we've been waiting a long time," Davis said. "If it doesn't happen, then we have to start looking at the other options. ... We want to stay in Oakland. We want to get something done." The Raiders have been angling for a new stadium for the entire 21st century, but have made astonishingly-little progress. The team's lease with O.co Coliseum runs through only the end of the season. Davis has left open the possibility of taking the Raiders back to Los Angeles.


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