Oakland Raiders Mock Draft Roundup: What the Experts Are Saying

Your aunt Suzie, annoying little sister and even the uncle who swears he knows more about football than you all simulated a mock draft stating what’s best for the Oakland Raiders, but what do the experts say?

From ESPN pundits to the analytics gurus at Pro Football Focus, varying opinions on the best choice for the Raiders raise intriguing ideas and viable options to strengthen the roster.

Here’s a quick spoiler: Only one offensive player surfaced as a fit for the Raiders, and he’s not likely to fall past the top 10 selections. The rest are all defensive players who could potentially contribute to an improved defense.

General manager Reggie McKenzie sits in an unusual position with a pick outside the top 10, which adds difficulty to the selection process. He acknowledged the pressure in picking the right prospect in a predraft press conference with local reporters.

We’ll evaluate seven suggestions from NFL and draft experts weighing in on the No. 14 overall pick.

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