Oakland Raiders 2015 Draft: Aggregating Report Card Grades from Around the Web

The Oakland Raiders' draft class of 10 is drawing mixed reviews from NFL analysts and pundits across media platforms. However, the consensus is this draft wasn’t as good as the 2014 draft class, but will it be enough to push the Raiders forward?

Of course, it’s still early, and there’s a lot of fluidity with a new coaching staff in place led by Jack Del Rio. The most concerning question going forward is the alignment of the defense.

Oakland drafted two players who played linebacker in college and a 5-technique defensive end; that smells like the recipe for a 3-4 defense. There was buzz about Khalil Mack playing more time at DE, as noted by Shawn Krest of CBSSports.com, but he doesn’t fit within a 3-4 defense on the defensive line. For that particular alignment, he should remain an outside linebacker.

Common themes for the following draft grades focused on: a solid choice to bring in Amari Cooper as a No. 1 receiving option for quarterback Derek Carr, poor value selecting Jon Feliciano with a fourth-round pick and the upside of sixth-round pick Max Valles.

Each of the following analysts gave their two cents assessing the Raiders’ 2015 draft class.

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