It was a heck of a Round 1 and there is plenty to come tonight.
The Raiders have three third-round picks. Will they keep them all or try to get into the second round?
I’ll be here from before start of the second round until the Raiders’ first pick just like last night.
3:47 p.m.: Hi all. Will the Raiders’ trade up? I think they will try. Lots of good players available.
3:56 p.m.: Many reports say the Bengals will not trade pick No. 33.
4:15 p.m.: If I were Cincy. I’d go O-line.
4:16 p.m.: But Tee Higgins is nice, too.
4:16 p.m.: I bet we can see 18 receivers go today. Yes, I think the Raiders could grab one tonight as well.
4:19 p.m.: There goes Michael Pittman. Told you the receivers are going to go. Nice weapon for Philip Rivers. The Raiders liked him.
4:21 p.m.: Thought the Colts could go with Jalen Hurts. The Raiders are watching where he goes.
4:24 p.m.: An early run on skill guys. I had Swift to the Chiefs, but I love the KC-CEH fit.
4:31 p.m.: McKinney is another first-round talent.
4:34 p.m.: Belichick takes Kyle Dugger. And I’m sure he will be great.
4:35 p.m.: Man, this thing is moving. Love it.
4:36 p.m.: Where are the trades:?
4:44 p.m.: Indy makes the first trade of day to get on the board at No. 41.
4:45 p.m.: Ross Blacklock off the board, to Houston. I liked him for the Raiders in a potential trade up.
4:49 p.m.: Taylor to Colts. Rivers getting late-career gifts.
4:55 p.m.: Shenault was another guy the Raiders like. Now a Jaguar.
4:57 p.m.: Close your eyes. The Bears are on the clock with the pick they got from the Raiders in Mack trade.
5:00 p.m.: For now, it’s Mack and highly regarded Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet for Josh Jacobs and Darnell Arnette. Raiders get third rounder to close deal.
5:06 p.m.: Browns take LSU safety Grant Delpit. I liked him for the Raiders.
5:12 p.m.: Oh dear, the Broncos just got K.J. Hamler. He can burn. Jeudy, Sutton and Hamler are nice toys for Drew Lock.
5:18 p.m.: Marlon Davidson goes to Falcons. I liked him as a second-round trade-up target for the Raiders.
5:20 p.m.: No, 48 just went for No. 59 and No. 101. Prices are still high.
5:26 p.m.: Chase Claypool is another receiver the Raiders liked. He’s a Steeler.
5:29 p.m.: Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson predicted he would go to the Raiders in the first round. He just went to the Bears in the second round.
5:36 p.m: Trevon Diggs goes to Dallas at No. 51. Run on cornerbacks, many of whom were more highly ranked by some experts than Damon Arnette. The Raiders took him at No. 19.
5:41 p.m.: Wow. Jalen Hurts to the Eagles. That’s crazy . Is Carson Wentz on the hot seat after signing a huge deal? Anyway, the Raiders liked Hurts a lot.
5:53 p.m.: I love the way the Ravens draft every year. Man, they are good. Nice pick with Dobbins. Loved Queen pick last night.
6:01 p.m.: A lack of trades:
6:03 p.m.: Love what the Rams are going with Akers and Jefferson.
6:06 p.m.: A lot of people thought Cleveland would go in first round. Vikings get him in the late second.
6:14 p.m.: Denzel Mims to the Jets. The Raiders kept in close contact with him throughout the process.
6:18 p.m.: The Patriots draft up to take Michigan pass-rusher. Love him. So did the Raiders.
6:23 p.m.: LSU Cornerback Kristian Fulton goes to the Titans. Was often connected, by me included, to the Raiders in the first round. By the way, Daniel Jeremiah just said Fulton is a top-50 player and he was the ffith corner on his board. Arnette as the eight corner on Jeremiah’s board FWIW.
6:26 p.m.: Packers take Boston College 247-pound running back A.J. Dillon. I liked him for the Raiders. Still, plenty of good running backs left.
The second round is over and no #Raiders trade. Should they trade down in third to get more third-day picks? Only have two right now.— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) April 25, 2020
6:40 p.m.: I liked Logan Wilson for the Raiders. The linebacker went to the Bengals with first pick in third round.
6:51 p.m.: Like the Davis kid from Cal for the Jets.
Really like Terrell Lewis from Alabama. #NFLDraft2020— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) April 25, 2020
7:00 p.m.: I like Justin Madubuike for the Raiders He just
went to Baltimore at No. 71.
7:01 p.m.: Josh Jones lasted a long time. Went to the Cardinals at No. 72.
7:11 p.m.: Saints trade up to get Zack Baun at No. 74. Could have fit the Raiders
7:29 p.m.: Raiders finally on the clock. Twice in a row and three times in 11 picks. Let’s get it
7:32 p.m.: It’s Lynn Bowden. A receiver/receiver at Kentucky. He even played quarterback. A big playmaker. Probably an NFL receiver.
7:36 p.m.: No. 81 is Bryan Edwards from South Carolina. Three receivers in four picks. Got to go write. Great night.