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Raiders 7-round mock draft 2017

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Getting my 7-round mock draft out under the wire.

It’s never too late to put out a 7-round mock draft. The draft itself is coming up within the hour, but the Raiders pick won’t happen until a few hours in.

You all made your 7-round mock draft predictions, so it’s only fair that I do the same.

Round 1 — Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

This may be wishful thinking. He is expected by many to go in the top half of the first round. But from what I can tell, he would be a perfect pick for the Raiders as an outside linebacker who would make a smooth transition to inside linebacker.

Round 2 — Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA

Ideal slot corner in a Cover 3 which the Raiders run a good percentage of the time. He has 4.35 speed and at 6-0, 204 pounds has decent size as well.

Round 3 — Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama

Tomlinson would provide the run stuffing abilities the Raiders need in the middle with some pass rush abilities as well. He missed just two tackles last season for the Crimson Tie

Round 4 — Julie’N Davenport, OT, Bucknell

Davenport brings that sleeper potential out of Bucknell where he was a 4-year starter at left tackle. He could compete at right tackle and potentially make the move to the left side after this season.

Round 5 — Delano Hill, S, Michigan

A solid all-around strong safety prospect who broke out last season for the Wolverines’ stellar pass defense. Decent size at 6-1, 216.

Round 6 -- James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh

Yeah, they got Marshawn Lynch. But with this pick they can get the guy who models his game as Beast Mode 2.0. At this point, it’s worth a shot to see if he can eventually live up to it. He ran for 1765 yards as a Sophomore before being lost to a knee injury his junior season. He returned to run for 1092 yards last season.

Round 7a — Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan

The Raiders get a second member of the Wolverine secondary. Stribling is the least heralded of the bunch, but could be a sneaky good pick. He checks all the boxes statistically with 4 picks and 17 passes defended in his single season as a starter.

Round 7b — Josh Harvey-Clemons, S, Louisville

The Raiders need two safeties for depth at very least as well as for special teams. Harvey-Clemons has character concerns, having been dismissed from Georgia in 2014 after several issues with drugs. This is the round Reggie takes a chance on character concerns.