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Raiders draft: Remaining needs for Las Vegas

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Defense is probably top need on Day 2 of NFL draft

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The Raiders went into the draft with receiver and cornerback being their biggest draft needs.

They addressed both positions in the first round in the form of speed players, receiver Henry Ruggs III of Alabama at No. 12 and cornerback Damon Arnette of Ohio State at No. 19.

With those two roles checked, let’s look at some positions the Raiders may look at in the second day of the draft on Friday. The Raiders currently don’t have a second-round pick, but have three picks in the third round at No. 80, No. 81 and No. 91. They will probably try to trade up.

Here are some positions the Raiders could look to add at in Day 2:

Defensive line: The Raiders want an interior run stuffer and could use some more pass-rush. I can see a versatile D-lineman being taken.

Safety: They could use some youth at safety. If there is a value pick in the third round, it could happen.

Linebacker: The same philosophy works here.

Running back: The third round may be a little too high for the Raiders to take a backup but if a guy like Utah‘s Zack Moss is there, the Raiders may be tempted.

Conclusion: Everything is on the table Friday, including going back to receiver and cornerback.