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Silver Minings: Daniel Jeremiah tabs Kwity Paye at No. 17

Michigan pass-rusher goes to Raiders in this mock

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Kwity Paye
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I don’t pay attention to every NFL mock draft, because, well, there are so many of them.

But Daniel Jeremiah’s second mock draft, which dropped Tuesday, did stand out to me for two reasons.

One: Jeremiah — who is in Mike Mayock’s old role at the NFL Network — knows what the Raiders’ general manager looks for in prospects and he picked Michigan’s pass-rusher Kwity Paye at No. 17 for the Raiders.

And two: I haven’t seen Paye mocked this high very often, so it’s interesting.

Jeremiah definitely got the pass rusher part right, so let’s see if we hear more about Paye and the Raiders moving forward in draft season.

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  • Breaking down offseason: The Las Vegas Review-Journal takes a look at what to expect from the Raiders in the coming months.
  • DT available: The Carolina Panthers released veteran defensive tackle Kawann Short. Perhaps the Raiders will show interest at an area of need.
  • Clelin Ferrell review: The Athletic looks at the 2020 season of Raiders’ defensive end Clelin Ferrell.