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Silver Minings: Draft is strong at right places

The NFL draft is falling right for the Raiders

Houston Texans v Las Vegas Raiders
Josh McDaniels, Dave Ziegler
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Of course, this is a vital draft for the Las Vegas Raiders.

They need to connect after missing so badly in recent years. While Las Vegas general manager Dave Ziegler must execute during the April 27-29 draft, things are setting up nicely for the Raiders. They currently own a league-high 12 draft picks with eight of the picks coming in the final four rounds.

Also, as recent ranking by draft expert Lance Zierlein, the draft is strong at positions where the Raiders are expected to add in the draft. Zierlein’s top five positions are: cornerback, tight end, edge rushers, wide receivers and quarterbacks.

Las Vegas has needs at all of those positions other than at wide receiver. So, the Raiders have a chance to improve the roster in this draft.

In other Raiders’ news:

  • Visit update: The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a rundown of the Raiders’ pre-draft visits.
  • Top talent on O: ESPN has a look at the best skill-position talent available in the draft.
  • Excited about the GOAT: Raiders’ owner Mark Davis talked about adding Tom Brady as a minority owner of the WNBA’s Las Vdgas Aces.