Even with Georgia LB Roquan Smith off the board to the Bears at 7th overall, McShay has Oakland still going linebacker with a 19-year-old linebacker Tremaine Edmunds from Virginia Tech.
After the first round, McShay has the Raiders selecting Colorado CB Isaiah Oliver and Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown. Here is what McShay had to say on the picks.
Said McShay of his selections:
The Raiders would love Roquan Smith as well, but he’s off the board here. Edmunds is a physical freak (4.54 40 at 6-4, 253 pounds), who can play sideline to sideline at linebacker and gives Oakland more speed on defense. Oliver is a little overvalued because of measureables, but would help the Raiders’ thin secondary. Brown had a horrific combine, but has a lot of natural talent. He could be brought along slowly, with Oakland’s terrific offensive line.
Edmunds makes sense at No. 10 to fill a major need for the team and for the fact that he is this physically dominant at just 19 year old. His potential is unimaginable.
As far as the other two selections, they would both fill major needs considering Donald Penn is coming off foot surgery and the struggles in the secondary as well as right tackle.
Raider Nation, let us know what you think about who McShay has Oakland taking in the first three rounds.