A break down of 19 mock drafts has a clear favorite for the Raiders

The NFL Draft is now under one week away which makes it a perfect time to take a look at what the experts are saying about the Oakland Raiders. Here is a look at the mock draft picks of 19 different journalists with the totals below. Unfortunately, I was not too happy with the most popular choice for the Raiders.


Rob Rang - Malik McDowell, DT

Dane Brugler - Jarrad Davis, LB

Pete Prisco - Kevin King, CB

Will Brinson - Jarrad Davis, LB

Jared Dublin - Gareon Conley, CB

Ryan Wilson - Marlon Humphrey, CB


Lance Zierling - Jarrad Davis, LB

Chad Reuter - David Njoku, TE

Bucky Brooks - Hassan Reddick, LB

Daniel Jeremiah - Jarrad Davis, LB

Charlie Casserly - Zach Cunningham,LB


Mel Kiper, Jr. - Kevin King, CB

Todd McShay - Jarrad Davis, LB


Dieter Kurtenback - Malik McDowell, DT

Peter Schrager - Adoree Jackson, CB


Chris Burke - John Ross, WR

Chris Burke 2.0 - Christian McCaffrey, RB


Matt Miller - Jarrad Davis, LB

Kristopher Knox - Obi Melifonwu, S


Jarrad Davis - 6

Kevin King - 2

Malik McDowell - 2

Obi Melifonwu - 1

Adoree Jackson - 1

John Ross - 1

Christian McCaffrey - 1

Zach Cunningham - 1

Marlon Humphrey - 1

Hassan Reddick - 1

David Njoku - 1

Gareon Conley - 1

I would love for the Raiders to draft a linebacker in the first round, but unless Hassan Reddick or Reuben Foster falls to them, I’d prefer they wait until the second round and take a guy like Raekwon McMillan.

Of the other names that the experts have the Raiders taking, there are a couple that really caught my eye. The pick of David Njoku just seemed random and unlikely to happen. Same with John Ross. Malik McDowell made me happy as he’s a guy I really like personally. Kevin King is another name I like and would be fun to see since he’s an Oakland kid. Adoree Jackson and Marlon Humphrey surprised me a bit. Not because I don’t think the Raiders could take a corner, they definitely could, but because I think there might be better options available than those two. Then again, some are predicting a first round run on corners so you never know, maybe not.

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