The Raiders took some steps forward in 2019, going from 4-12 the previous season to 7-9 in Jon Gruden’s second year as head coach. As the franchise makes the move from Oakland to Las Vegas in 2020, they’ll hope that trend continues.
They got off to a solid start this offseason, bringing in 11 new players via free agency and retaining five of their own free agents. Now, the Raiders will look to continue to improve their roster through the 2020 NFL Draft. They don’t have an exceptional number of picks — just the average seven — but all of them come in the first five rounds, including a pair of picks in the top 20 and back-to-back picks midway through the third round.
The Raiders were able to get a lot of production out of their 2019 draft class, which included running back Josh Jacobs (242 carries, 1,150 yards and seven TDs), defensive end Maxx Crosby (10 sacks), cornerback Trayvon Mullen (one interception, 10 passes defended) and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (49 catches, 605 yards, four TDs). And while No. 4 overall pick Clelin Ferrell had a slow start to the year, he started producing towards the end of the season and the Raiders still have high hopes for him.
The Raiders will look to continue to build on a young, promising roster and get as much production out of its rookie class this year as they did last year.
Here’s a look at where the Raiders will be picking in the 2020 NFL Draft along with updated selections:
Raiders draft picks 2020: When does Las Vegas draft?
The Raiders’ first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft will come at No. 12 overall in the first round. Las Vegas enters the draft with seven picks in total.
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Raiders mock draft 2020
Here are the latest 2020 NFL Draft projections for the Raiders, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft:
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