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NFL mock draft 2018: Kiper, McShay final mocks have some interesting alignment with Raiders pick

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It’s the day for big final mock drafts. I put out mine on Monday in which I had the Raiders trading down a few picks and selecting Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey. Late yesterday, Mike Mayock put out his in which he has them selecting Mike McGlinchey. Now today Mel Kiper and Todd McShay put out their final mock drafts in which they have the Raiders selecting...

Kiper: Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

McGlinchey has gotten a ton of buzz in the last week. He’s rising. Teams think he can play left tackle.15.

McShay: (trade down with Arizona) Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

Roquan Smith was the top priority, but he’s gone in this scenario. There has been buzz all week about McGlinchey moving up boards, and Oakland can grab him here in front of Baltimore, which also needs tackle help. McGlinchey can take over at right tackle, where he played best early in his Fighting Irish career. O-linemen are going to go fast because teams don’t want to be left out in a thin year. If Oakland stays at 10, Vea and Edmunds are in play.

This is some really interesting falling in line. This is the first time either McShay or Kiper had the Raiders picking McGlinchey. Both loved Roquan Smith for the Raiders, but now have him off the board when the Raiders pick. This isn’t the first time they have done mock drafts in which Roquan was gone. But before they had the Raiders taking Denzel Ward (Kiper), Tremaine Edmunds (McShay), and Derwin James (McShay). The latter was as recent as two days ago.