Oakland Raiders’ Draft Picks: Results, Analysis and Grades

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and his draft-day decision-makers can put a bow on a productive offseason.

After signing linebacker Bruce Irvin, offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele, safety Reggie Nelson and cornerback Sean Smith, the final pieces to a playoff-contending roster could join the Silver and Black over the next few days.

For Raiders fans, it must feel like an extended gift-giving holiday season. Oakland will start the draft with 10 selections to fill shallow voids on the roster.

For the first time in a long time, the Raiders look poised to contend for an AFC West title. However, an additional impact player or two on both sides of the ball should push Oakland to the forefront as a popular dark-horse playoff team heading into the upcoming season.

In a scenario similar to tic-tac-toe, McKenzie hopes to connect three consecutive impact draft classes to fortify the Raiders’ future. 

This draft tracker will provide instant analysis and an overall grade for each rookie selection.

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