Oakland Raiders: Realistic options at No. 24 during the 2019 NFL Draft

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The Oakland Raiders have plenty of needs to address this upcoming offseason. Now in possession of the No. 24 overall pick, there are several prospects they could target to fill said needs.

We all know it’s going to be a busy offseason for the Oakland Raiders. Not only are they still trying to figure where they’ll be playing in 2019, but they’ve got to wade through the mess that is rebuilding this roster from the ground up while sticking to Jon Gruden’s blueprints.

Owning three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft will help, though.

We already knew they owned the No. 4 overall selection as a result of their lowly finish in the standings. However, following this past weekend’s Wild Card action, we now know that they’ll also have the No. 24 overall pick — courtesy of the Chicago Bears via the Khalil Mack trade.

With that information in mind, it only seemed logical to take a look at a few players the Raiders could target at that point in the draft. They’ve obviously got plenty of issues in need of answering heading into 2019, and a late first-round pick can often translate into an immediate contributor. Finding the right talent to fit this roster won’t be easy, though.

Luckily, with Gruden calling the shots and new general manager Mike Mayock providing his draft prowess during the process, the Raiders should end up with a difference-maker. We all know they can’t do much worse than Reggie McKenzie did during his time in the driver’s seat.

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So without further ado, let’s jump right in to a few 2019 NFL Draft prospects who could realistically hear their names called when the Raiders make the pick at No. 24. There’s no guarantee any of these guys will still be on the board, but it’s possible considering what we currently know.