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Most Las Vegas Raiders fans didn’t love the Alex Leatherwood pick

SB Nation Reacts fan poll isn’t overly kind to Las Vegas’ selection of Alabama tackle

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Las Vegas Raiders fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

Teams around the league hope to have made big improvements to their roster on Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft. In addition to making the right picks, the Raiders hoped to excite the fan base as well.

But according to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, Raiders fans don’t fully support the team using their first-round pick on OL Alex Leatherwood.

Thirty-nine percent of responders gave the pick a “C” grade, while only six percent thought it was “A”-worthy, and 11 percent gave it a pitiful “F.”

The biggest stories of Thursday night overall came, as they often do, from teams hoping to have found their franchise quarterback. Five signal callers went in the first 15 picks.

According to fans around the league, the Jacksonville Jaguars made the right choice with the first overall pick. Fifty percent of NFL fans think Trevor Lawrence will be the best quarterback drafted this year. The Chicago Bears decision to jump up in the draft also appears to be well received, with 15 percent thinking their new quarterback Justin Fields will be the best QB.

The draft continues Friday before coming to an end on Saturday. Following the final pick, fans will once again have a chance to grade the Raiders when the next Reacts survey is sent out.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.

A day later, how do you feel about the Leatherwood pick?


Do you approve of Raiders taking Alex Leatherwood at No. 17?

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  • 29%
    (200 votes)
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    (485 votes)
685 votes total Vote Now