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Raiders draft results: Khalil Mack trade is in the books

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Bryan Edwards’ pick completes the deal with the Bears

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What began at 5 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2018, was completed late Friday night.

The Khalil Mack trade, one of the biggest in recent NFL history, is in the books with the Las Vegas Raiders and Chicago Bears each having made a pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

The Bears sent the Raiders first-round picks in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-round pick in 2019 and a third-round pick in 2020 for Mack, and a second-round pick in 2020.

At pick No. 43, the Bears took highly-regarded tight end Cole Kmet with the second-round pick the Raiders added in that deal. It shocked many around the league that the Bears got a second-round pick along with a generational defensive player.

To end the trade, the Raiders took South Carolina receiver Bryan Edwards, a big receiver who has potential to be a starter.

The Raiders took running back Josh Jacobs at No. 24 last year and took Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette at No. 19 on Friday night.

Jacobs chould have won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award last year. If he can become the special player the Raiders think he can be, and Arnette and Edwards develop into solid starters, the Raiders will feel good about the trade.

The Bears are happy because they have Mack, who has transformed their defense. If Kmet can be a big producer, they’ll even be happier.

This looks like it should be a win-win trade for both sides now that all the pieces are known.