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Raiders NFL draft: Day 3 needs

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Secondary could be fourth-round target

Louisiana Tech v Texas
Amik Robertson
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The Raiders have three draft picks remaining, entering Saturday’s final day of the draft.

The Raiders picked up an extra pick when they made a deal with New England in third round. The Raiders sent No. 91 and No. 159 to the Patriots for the No. 100, No. 139 and No. 172.

The Raiders go into Day 3 with the No 121 and No. 139 in the fourth round and No. 172 in the fifth round. They can always try to get more picks.

So far the Raiders have taken two receivers, a running back (who also play receiver), a cornerback and linebacker who will be a special teamer.

Let’s look at a few possible target areas in Day Three:

Secondary: I can see their next pick being their favorite safety or cornerback. Louisiana Tech’s cornerback Amik Robertson could be a possibility at No. 121.

Defensive line: I can see the Raiders using one of their fourth-round picks on a versatile defensive lineman who can play inside and outside.

Kicker: Perhaps someone like Rodrigo Blankenship would be a nice luxury pick of the Raiders want to move on from Daniel Carlson, who struggled last season. With Lynn Bowden added, the Raiders may not need another quarterback. He can play a Taysom Hill role. So, perhaps kicker is a possibility.