The Raiders came into the day without a first-round draft pick and finished the day without acquiring one.
Not much has changed. The Raiders still have needs and the same number of picks to work with. The only thing that happened today, 32 players were skimmed off the player pool.
Colin Kaepernick is still available and so are Da’Quan Bowers and Stefen Wisniewski.
Five of the top offensive tackles were taken in round one and the talent really thins out now. Raiders would be wise to look to the surplus of guards still available.
Brandon Harris and Aaron Williams are two highly-rated cornerbacks that were not taken in the first round.
It turns out a trade into the first round was not in the best interest of the Raiders. However, there are just a handful of top-tier players remaining that fit the Raiders most pressing needs. Don’t rule out the Raiders jumping into the early second round. Continue reading