The Las Vegas Raiders are less than two weeks away from what is shaping up to be a very important 2020 NFL Draft. We did our best to project a full seven-round mock draft for the team.
As the Las Vegas Raiders prepare for the first-ever virtual NFL draft, Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have the opportunity to reshape the future of their franchise as they make the pivotal move from Oakland to Las Vegas.
The infamous Khalil Mack trade allowed the Raiders’ to acquire a second first-round pick in the upcoming draft. They hold the 12th and 19th overall selections, as well as three picks in the third round (80th, 81st, and 91st overall).
The science behind scouting and drafting has proven to be inexact. Every season numerous top prospects fail to live up to expectations, while under-appreciated talents establish themselves as diamonds in the rough.
However, if the Raiders are able to hit on a handful of their picks (particularly the ones in the first round), it could mean the difference between continuing as a middling franchise and becoming a consistent postseason challenger.
Here a mock draft detailing the best options for each of Las Vegas’ 2020 draft selections. (Note: the first version of my Raider’s mock draft can be found here)