Las Vegas Raiders Mock Draft Roundup 3.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 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 Las Vegas Raiders Mock Draft Database.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Raiders:
CBS Sports - Chris Trapasso (1/20)
22. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
Elam is a long, ultra-physical cornerback with good fluidity for a defensive back his size. The Raiders have to get stronger in their secondary.
ESPN - Mel Kiper (1/19)
22. Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
This is another tough pick to figure out, with general manager Mike Mayock out and the Raiders now searching for someone to run their football operations. The Las Vegas roster has some issues, particularly along the right side of its offensive line and in the secondary, so I went with the top cornerback left on my board. Fifth-round pick Nate Hobbs was a nice find in last year's draft, but this defense could use Booth, a 6-foot press-coverage corner who allowed only one completion of more than 20 yards in 2021. He was extremely consistent over the past two seasons, locking down receivers. The Raiders ranked 27th in QBR allowed (51.4) this season; taking Booth would address a weakness.
The Athletic - Dane Brugler (1/19)
22. Drake London, WR, USC
Derek Carr was playing well enough for the Raiders to make a postseason run, but he needed another playmaker in the playoff loss to the Bengals. London, who was averaging 11 catches and 135.5 yards per game before his injury, has the basketball athleticism to play above the rim and be a chain-mover.
PFF - Austin Gayle (1/17)
22. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Ohio State's Chris Olave is a former high school track star with solid straight-line speed and smooth route-running ability. He averaged more than 3.00 yards per route run in his 2019 and 2020 campaigns before a crowded 2021 Buckeye receiver room drove his target share down.
Baltimore Sun - C.J. Doon (1/14)
21. Devonte Wyatt, IDL, Georgia
With defensive linemen Johnathan Hankins, Quinton Jefferson and Solomon Thomas hitting free agency, the Raiders need to give edge rusher Maxx Crosby some help up front. The 6-3, 315-pound Wyatt is a disruptive force in the middle, recording four sacks and 27 quarterback pressures this season in addition to his stout run defense.
Athlon Sports - Bryan Fischer (1/13)
24. Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
Playing in the AFC West means you can never have too many good corners and McCreary's ability to play at the line and recover if needed makes him a nice fit in Sin City. Plus, he's not shy in covering the opposing No. 1 and holding down the fort.
San Diego Union Tribune - Eddie Brown (1/13)
24. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
The loss of Henry Ruggs will loom large this offseason. Hunter Renfrow has enjoyed a breakout season, but he's not a true No. 1 wide receiver. You're not going to find a better combination of size (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) and speed at wide receiver in this class. Burks is a vertical threat, but also features immense YAC ability -- he broke 15 tackles on 66 receptions this season.
USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (1/12)
23. Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
Rookie first-round pick Alex Leatherwood's stint at right tackle was unfruitful and short-lived. At 6-7 and 321 pounds, the powerful Penning has not only the frame but also the athleticism to thrive at the position in the pros, even if he requires an extended acclimation period after arriving from the Football Championship Subdivision.
For The Win - Charles McDonald (1/12)
23. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
The Raiders get an athletic cornerback to pair with standout rookie Nate Hobbs for the long term.
The Draft Network - Joe Marino (1/10)
23. DeMarvin Leal, IDL, Texas A&M
The Raiders are among the bottom 10 teams in the NFL in terms of points allowed and more reinforcements are needed on the defensive side of the football. With the four defensive tackles that have logged the most snaps this season scheduled to become free agents, it's easy to identify the interior of the defensive line as a position of need.
DeMarvin Leal is a versatile defender with good size, power, and athletic ability. He would provide a spare for the inside pass rush but would also make the team more stout against the run.
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