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Las Vegas Raiders Mock Draft Roundup 3.0


Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Las Vegas Raiders Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Las Vegas Raiders from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Las Vegas Raiders, check out our 2021 Las Vegas Raiders Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Raiders:

EDSFootball - Hanson (1/1)

16. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

The Raiders defense could use additional playmakers and although a bit undersized, Uwusu-Koramoah is exactly that. An explosive athlete with outstanding coverage range, Uwusu-Koramoah has led the Irish in tackles for loss in back-to-back seasons with 24.5 TFL total to go along with five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, an interception and seven sacks over that span.

San Diego Union Tribune (12/31)

16. Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

For as much draft capital as the Raiders have spent recently on their defense, you'd expect better results by now. There have been flashes, but nothing concrete yet. Paye is an upside pick who hadn't produced at an elite level before (he only had 9.5 sacks in his first three seasons in Ann Arbor), but there's athletic indicators he will continue to improve as a pass rusher. According to Pro Football Focus, Paye had a 26 percent pass-rush win rate -- fourth-best of any Power 5 edge defender in the country -- which is typically defined as how often a player beats his blocker within 2.5 seconds. He's already an impressive run defender against the spread offense, which is becoming increasingly important in the NFL.

Touchdown Wire - Schofield (12/31)

16. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

The Las Vegas Raiders have needs at almost every level of their defense.

Now they add a player that can play at almost every level of their defense.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was asked to do a lot in Notre Dame's defense, from playing in space to playing in the box and even on the edge. He is athletic enough to handle man coverage responsibilities and can even be an effective pass rusher on blitzes and as an edge player. Some might be wary of his side if they view him as a traditional off-ball linebacker, but his athleticism and versatility make him a fit for modern NFL thinking on the defensive side of the ball.

PFF - Gayle (12/29)

16. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Draft need is irrelevant for Las Vegas. Every level of the defense could use an upgrade, the wide receiver position still lacks consistency and the offensive line is older/consistently battling injuries. Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah should be one of the best players available to Mike Mayock & Co. if they're indeed drafting at No. 16 in April's draft. JOK is a high-end athlete who can actually hold his own in coverage, an ever-elusive trait for the Raiders' defense for the last decade-plus.

CBS Sports - Wilson (12/29)

16. Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State

Oweh doesn't yet know how good he is and we could be looking back in several years and wonder how he wasn't drafted higher. The Raiders' defense is a mess and they have to get better at getting after the QB.

Pro Football Network - Miller (12/26)

16. Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

Nobody in this draft is more of a “Gruden Grinder.” Horn is the type of dog that makes Jon Gruden want to put a ring on it. He's as mean on the field as they come. The type of guy that wants to, and just might, punch you in the face.

Horn is a press-man cornerback with good movement skills that are only forced to the back-half of the first round because he will probably be flagged a lot early in his career since he can be a bit grabby.

He loves getting his hands on the hips of receivers in transition, and even if he doesn't inhibit their movement, it looks like a penalty. He will get away with his style of play far less at the next level as a result. All 32 franchises, though, should want a Jaycee Horn on their football team.

PFF - Renner (12/23)

17. Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

Mike Mayock couldn't care less about your draft board when it comes to picking in the first round -- he's going to take hard-nosed football players no matter if you think it's a reach or not. Bolton is just that. He's not going to run a 4.4 or measure in with any special length, but he'll punch you in the mouth play after play. He led the SEC with 44 stops this season.

Bleacher Report - Miller (12/22)

17. Daviyon Nixon, IDL, Iowa

A huge riser in the rankings, Nixon was someone I didn't expect to declare until recent conversations with agents and scouts. He's great in the middle and a big-time penetrator. He'd fit in nicely next to Maxx Crosby to terrify AFC West offensive lines.

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