Raiders: 4 players to target in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft

Raiders, 2020 NFL Draft (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Raiders, 2020 NFL Draft
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The Las Vegas Raiders will go into the 2020 NFL Draft with multiple first-round picks. Here are four players who the team could target with those two picks.

As the 2020 NFL Draft rapidly approaches, there are few teams in a more interesting position than the Las Vegas Raiders.

Not only does the franchise face the challenge of reaching a new fan base, but they also possess a treasure trove of draft capital and cap space. The team currently holds the 12th and 19th picks in the first round, in addition to the 81st and 92nd picks in the third round.

This gives head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock the opportunity to completely reshape their roster as they head into their first season in Vegas.

The Raiders’ biggest needs are at wide receiver, cornerback, pass rusher, and linebacker. There has also been a great deal of speculation surrounding the status of incumbent starting quarterback Derek Carr.

There is no shortage of mock drafts that project the franchise’s plans for all seven of their 2020 picks (such as one I wrote here). However, this piece is meant to focus specifically on which players the team should target in the first round.