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Five players the Raiders should trade up for in the second round

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The Raiders have three third-round picks they can move

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After months and months of build-up, the first round has come and gone. To no surprise, the Raiders selected a wide receiver with their first pick. It was a bit of a surprise to see the three top guys still available, though. Ultimately, they decided to go with Henry Ruggs III, the speedster out of Alabama.

Their second pick, No. 19 in the draft, received some backlash. Las Vegas selected cornerback Damon Arnette out of Ohio State. Many view it as a reach, but I’m fairly certain Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden know what they’re doing.

Anyways, time to move on to the next rounds and what’s in store for the Raiders. As of right now, the Raiders don’t currently own any second round picks, and aren’t on the clock until pick No. 81. With three third rounders, don’t be surprised if the Raiders try and trade up into the second round. There’s a high number of talented players available still, arguably one of the deeper second rounds in recent memory.

Here are five players that are still on the board that the Raiders should consider trading up for.

Zach Baun, LB - Wisconsin

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Grant Delpit, S - LSU

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Xavier McKinney, S - Alabama

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Laviska Shenault Jr., WR - Colorado

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Yetur Gross-Matos, DE - Penn State

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What player would you like to see the Raiders trade up and get?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Zach Baun
    (622 votes)
  • 17%
    Grant Delpit
    (378 votes)
  • 21%
    Xavier McKinney
    (451 votes)
  • 15%
    Laviska Shenault Jr.
    (331 votes)
  • 7%
    Yetur Gross-Matos
    (170 votes)
  • 8%
    Other (write in comments)
    (188 votes)
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