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.
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
Round 6, pick 208
Round 7, pick 242
Round 7, pick 244