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Raiders draft picks 2017: Finally go LB with Marquel Lee in round 5

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We’ve entered the part of the draft where teams take flyers on people. In this case they finally get the linebacker they desperately need, grabbing Marquel Lee out of Wake Forest.

Lee was a highly productive linebacker for the Demon Deacons. Last season he put up 105 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles.

For the Raiders’ purposes. they love inside linebacker who can produce some pass rush and Lee’s 15.5 sacks over the last three seasons proves he can provide that. His 42.0 career tackles for loss are also very impressive.

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Raiders 2017 Draft picks

Round 1: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

Round 2: Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut

Round 3: Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA

Round 4: David Sharpe, OT, Florida

Round 5: Marquel Lee, LB, Wake Forest

Raiders remaining needs:

LB, DT, RB, S

Picks remaining:

Round 6, pick 208

Round 7, pick 242

Round 7, pick 244