Many Raiders’ fans will be rooting for a quarterback to be taken with this selection. However, processing the 12th overall pick puts the team in an awkward position.
Top options Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa are both projected to be taken in the top five. While the team could offer a package of picks to move up, it would require depleting the draft capital they acquired when they traded Khalil Mack.
Realistically, it’s difficult to imagine the team would be able to convince the Cincinnati Bengals to part with the opportunity to add Burrow with the top overall pick.
It’s also a stretch to consider mortgaging the future for a player with the injury concerns of Tagovailoa. Let me also state for the record that I am not a believer in Justin Herbert.
While Darren Waller’s breakout season gives the team one dangerous option, Las Vegas will need a consistent threat on the outside to help their future quarterback.
Lamb is the complete package. He has incredible hands and ball skills. He is also the type of player who creates a huge target due to his ability to control his body and catch anything within his radius.
While he does not possess the elite speed of a player like Tyreek Hill, he brings a Deandre Hopkins-type skill set to the table.