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Mike Mayock’s top five NFL draft prospects at each of Raiders top five need positions

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Each year the NFL world eagerly awaits Mike Mayock’s valuations of that year’s draft class. First up is his top five rankings by position. He has just released his first version. Here are the top five at each of the Raiders top five need positions.


1. Denzel Ward, Ohio State

2. Josh Jackson, Iowa

3. Mike Hughes, UCF

4. Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

5. Jaire Alexander, Louisville

Interior DL

1. Vita Vea, Washington

2. Da’Ron Payne, Alabama

3. Maurice Hurst, Michigan

4. Taven Bryan, Florida

5. Harrison Phillips, Stanford


1. Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame

2. Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

3. Connor Williams, Texas

4. Tyrell Crosby, Oregon

T-5. Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State

T-5. Kolton Miller, UCLA

Wide receiver

1. Calvin Ridley, Alabama

2. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

3. Courtland Sutton, SMU

4. James Washington, Oklahoma State

T-5. Dante Pettis, Washington

T-5. DJ Moore, Maryland

T-5. Anthony Miller, Memphis

Running Back

1. Saquon Barkley, Penn State

2. Derrius Guice, LSU

3. Ronald Jones II, USC

4. Sony Michel, Georgia

5. Nick Chubb, Georgia

Potential need


1. Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

2. Roquan Smith, Georgia

3. Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State

4. Rashaan Evans, Alabama

5. Uchenna Nwosu, USC

See all of Mayock’s top five rankings here.