The Raiders spent their bye week stability to demeanour toward 2019 — and beyond. They Amari Cooper, a fourth-overall collect in 2015, to a Cowboys for a first-round pick. As it stands, Oakland now has 3 first-rounders in subsequent year’s draft. With a stream NFL standings by 7 weeks, a Raiders have picks No. 4 (their strange selection), No. 9 (from a Cowboys) and No. 15 (from a Bears as partial of a Khalil Mack trade).
As it stands, a Raiders are 1-5, have a indicate differential of minus-66, that is third-worst in a joining behind a Cardinals (minus-92) and a Bills (minus-94). And like those teams, Oakland has substantially no possibility of salvaging a season, Jon Gruden’s initial in a NFL given a 2008 season. Which could meant that he’ll spend a subsequent 10 games evaluating a players now on a register and spend giveaway organisation and a breeze putting together his prophesy of what a winning register looks like. At a tip of a to-do list (in no sold order): Replacing Mack, replacing Cooper and final if Derek Carr is a long-term answer during quarterback.
Starting with Carr first, a cursory demeanour during a stats and we competence consider a fifth-year quarterback is unequivocally multiplying underneath Gruden. Carr’s completing 71.7 percent of his passes, that is 8 commission points aloft than during any other time in his career. But he also has 8 interceptions — he was tied for a lead joining streamer into Week 7 — and usually 7 touchdowns. But a low indicate came in London in Week 6 when Carr was 23 of 31 nonetheless managed usually 142 flitting yards and mislaid dual fumbles. He’s had 3 multi-pick games, and usually once hasn’t committed a turnover. And given he’s not Gruden’s guy, it’s reasonable to consider that he competence not be in a new coach’s long-term plans.
Replacing Mack and Cooper, while not easy, are positively reduction complicated; a Raiders have 7 sacks and 3 fail recoveries this season. Mack, now in Chicago, has 5 and four. Cooper, meanwhile, was averaging a career-low 12.7 yards per accepting nonetheless he ranked 25th in value per play, usually forward of Julio Jones and Alshon Jeffery. If a Raiders are going to be something other than common (or worse) — they’ve had accurately dual winning seasons given Gruden was final in Oakland in 2002, many recently in 2016 when they went 12-4 — they’ll need to spike all 3 of their first-round picks.
If you’re wondering, a picks subsequent are systematic formed on winning percentage, playoff seedings and strength of report (via Tankathon.com).
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1. San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State. He’s a best actor in a breeze even if he’s motionless to skip a rest of his college deteriorate to redeem from a core flesh damage that compulsory medicine on Sept. 20. The 49ers used first-round picks on Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and Solomon Thomas from 2015-17 nonetheless nothing are as consistently disruptive as Bosa.
2. Arizona Cardinals
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama. The Cardinals’ descent line has struggled to strengthen rookie quarterback Josh Rosen and has been even worse during formulating using lanes for David Johnson. Some of that is scheme-related, that is since descent coordinator Mike McCoy was dismissed and transposed with quarterbacks manager Byron Leftwich. Still, needs along a O-line sojourn and Jonah Williams is a best of a bunch, nonetheless it’s substantially a strech to take him second overall.
3. New York Giants
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon. Until a Giants have a viable choice during quarterback not named Eli Manning, Herbert stays a collect here. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that , that would be a harmful growth for a Giants. : New York could aim a short-term resolution like, say, Joe Flacco, until they could unearth their subsequent authorization passer.
4. Oakland Raiders
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. Oliver is one of a dual best players in a nation and a Raiders would be propitious to find him here. The usually strike on him is that he’s brief by defensive tackle standards nonetheless usually watch him play. He has a uninterrupted engine and is damn-near unblockable. He won’t reinstate Khalil Mack nonetheless he’ll immediately ascent that defense.
5. Indianapolis Colts
Brian Burns, DE, Florida State. The Colts‘ invulnerability has left from one of a league’s misfortune units in 2017 to a replacement-level outfit streamer into Sunday’s game. And there’s no quicker approach to get improved than find chosen pass rushers. Burns has been widespread this deteriorate and could be one of a initial in a low category of corner rushers to come off a board.
6. Buffalo Bills
Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State. This is substantially too high to take a far-reaching receiver, generally now that we don’t know when Ole Miss‘ D.K. Metcalf will lapse from injury. But Harmon is a second-best receiver in this category and even nonetheless he’s entrance off a tough diversion opposite Clemson, his ability to get in and out of breaks, emanate subdivision downfield and make contested catches checks all a boxes of accurately what this toxic Bills offense needs.
7. Atlanta Falcons
Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama. How low is Alabama’s bench? Williams played behind Da’Ron Payne last deteriorate and a redshirt sophomore has non-stop a lot of eyes with his play over a initial half of a college season. In associated news, a Falcons‘ defensive line is among a misfortune in a joining — opposite a run and pass — and drafting Williams would solve a lot of those problems.
8. Cleveland Browns
Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. To hear Hue Jackson tell it, a offense needs his help. But this section has a lot of immature playmakers who usually need to grow into their roles. A far-reaching receiver is an apparent need nonetheless not this high. Instead, Cleveland continues to arrange a league’s best immature fast of defensive talent; a year after adding a best cornerback in a 2017 draft, they double down and get Williams, a best cornerback in a ’18 breeze class.
9. Oakland Raiders (via Cowboys)
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. Lock looks like an NFL quarterback and he can make all a throws. His preference creation can get him into difficulty nonetheless this would be Jon Gruden’s quarterback to mold as he sees fit. With a glow sale going on in Oakland, Derek Carr’s days could be numbered.
10. Tennessee Titans
Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson. We know how unhandy a Titans‘ offense can be nonetheless it’s too high to take an interior lineman, far-reaching receiver or parsimonious end. Plus, a invulnerability hasn’t accurately set a universe on glow — specifically, a pass invulnerability ranks 23rd, according to Football Outsiders. Adding Ferrell and pairing him with 2017 second-round collect Harold Landry seems like a no-brainer
11. Jacksonville Jaguars
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford. The Jaguars desperately need to pierce on from Blake Bortles nonetheless with dual quarterbacks off a house and small abyss during a position in this class, a organisation turns a pleasantness to stocking a offense with playmakers who can assistance whomever replaces Bortles.
12. New York Jets
Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State. The Jets‘ defensive line have been replacement-level opposite a run and a pass, and a invulnerability has 15 sacks in 7 games. Sweat, who is carrying a illusory college season, can be a difference-maker in pass-rushing situations.
13. Philadelphia Eagles
Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama. Malcolm Jenkins is 30, Corey Graham is 33, and Thompson is a best reserve in college football and it’s not even close. This organisation has other needs too, nonetheless upgrading a delegate stays a priority and it’s tough to do improved than Thompson here.
14. Denver Broncos
David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin. The Broncos have needs adult and down a register — many particularly during quarterback — nonetheless they take Edwards here, one of a best players in college that few people are articulate about. Unbelievably consistent, Edwards could start immediately to anchor a right side of a line.
15. Oakland Raiders (via Bears)
A.J. Brown, WR Ole Miss. Al Davis would adore this pick. Brown’s a burner nonetheless he plays mostly out of a slot, that competence be a improved fit for Gruden’s chronicle of a West Coast offense, that now facilities quarterback Drew Lock (taken 6 picks earlier, pleasantness of a Amari Cooper trade with a Cowboys). We also deliberate a pass rusher here, nonetheless Oakland’s offense is too malnutritioned not to residence twice in Round 1.
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State. The Bucs’ entered Week 7 with a NFL’s misfortune invulnerability and a defensive line was 27th in rushing a quarterback. Simmons is one of a quickest defensive tackles in college football and he’d be a acquire further to a section that includes Gerald McCoy, Jason Pierre-Paul and Vinny Curry.
17. Seattle Seahawks
Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia. The descent line needs to be upgraded. This is not news. Yes, a organisation has played improved than expected, nonetheless there’s no reason a offense should include of Russell Wilson using for his life on many plays.
18. Detroit Lions
Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. Is he a defensive tackle or a defensive end? Gary hasn’t put adult eye-popping stats this deteriorate nonetheless he’s a versatile actor who could fit whatever intrigue Matt Patricia could dream up.
19. Miami Dolphins
Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson. If there was ever an announcement for since your defensive line needs to be improved during a indicate of attack, this is it:
Lawrence is a 340-pound bowling turn who is clever as an ox and discerning as a cat.
20. Baltimore Ravens
Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama. C.J. Mosley could strike giveaway organisation after a deteriorate and Wilson would seamlessly transition into a role.
21. Houston Texans
Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State. Quarterback Deshaun Watson has taken a violence this season. (To a border that he had to take a train to Jacksonville given of concerns that his partially collapsed lung competence not transport good to a change in atmosphere vigour if he flew to a diversion with a rest of a team.) Risner is tough and consistently reliable, that is accurately what Houston‘s offense line needs some-more of.
22. Cincinnati Bengals
23. Green Bay Packers
Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky. Allen has been impassioned this deteriorate induction 8 sacks for a Wildcats, including 5 in his final 3 games. He’d accelerate a Packers’ pass rush, that has 18 sacks in 6 games.
24. Minnesota Vikings
Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College. The Vikings arrange 24th in run blocking, and 29th in runs adult a middle, according to Football Outsiders. If they can get improved adult front, and get Dalvin Cook healthy, this offense could be unstoppable.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers
Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida. The Steelers need assistance during inside linebacker and cornerback nonetheless Polite has been a apprehension this deteriorate for a Gators. And an effective pass rush can facade other issues on defense.
26. Washington Redskins
Ryan Finley, QB, N.C. State. Finley is entrance off his misfortune diversion of a deteriorate nonetheless his character of play — removing a turn out quickly, anticipatory throws, a skip of a clever arm — reminds us of Kirk Cousins, whom a Redskins skip after trade for 34-year-old Alex Smith. Finley wouldn’t be prepared for a starting purpose in 2019 nonetheless he could be a team’s quarterback of a destiny in 2020 and beyond.
27. Carolina Panthers
28. Los Angeles Chargers
Devin White, LB, LSU. Same as final week. Denzel Perryman is in a final year of his rookie understanding and while White hasn’t been as unchanging as Mack Wilson this season, he’s checks all a boxes for what NFL teams are looking for in their center linebackers in today’s game.
29. New England Patriots
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. Rob Gronkowski has hinted during retirement nonetheless even if he sticks around for a few some-more years, a Patriots would have nonetheless another middle-of-the-field arms for hostile defenses to have to contend with.
30. Green Bay Packers (via Saints)
Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame. The Packers have invested a lot of new breeze picks in shoring adult a delegate and now, with their second first-round pick, they try to repair their run defense, that has been think by a initial half of a season.
31. Kansas City Chiefs
Michael Jackson, CB, Miami. If a Chiefs can cobble together a replacement-level invulnerability they’re a legit Super Bowl contender for a subsequent 2-3 years.
32. Los Angeles Rams
Te’von Coney, LB, Notre Dame. If there’s a debility on this Rams organisation it’s during linebacker. The invulnerability has been normal this season, and a run diversion ranks 26th. Coney has had a stellar comparison deteriorate during Notre Dame and he would immediately ascent a center of this D.