The Raiders’ first-round selection received a lot of criticism on Thursday night, so I’m excited to see what Day 2 brings. Las Vegas has a second round pick at No. 48, and back-to-back third rounders at 79 and 80.
Here are a look at some notable names that would be great selections (in my opinion) if they are to be available when the Raiders are on the clock tonight.
Trevon Moehrig - Safety / TCU
This was a player a lot of experts had being picked in the first round. He’s arguably the top safety in this draft class and will be an absolute steal for whoever takes him. Will he slide all the way to 48? I doubt it. But then again, it’s the draft and anything is possible. If the Raiders want a chance at getting Moehrig, they’ll likely have to trade up. In my opinion, he’s definitely worth the move.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - LB / Notre Dame
This is another player many experts had going in the first round, even to the Raiders at 17. I was shocked he slipped into the second round, but this can be another player who hears his name called early on Friday evening. Again, at this point it’s tough to speculate how far a player will rise or fall. I thought Zaven Collins could potentially be sitting there at 48, but he was taken by Arizona at 16, so you never know. If the Raiders love Owusu-Koramoah, he might also require a trade up to get him.
Nick Bolton - LB / Missouri
If Owusu-Koramoah is off the board, Nick Bolton isn’t a bad backup option. I’ve loved watching Bolton’s tape as much as any other linebacker, and I think he has the best chance of the remaining linebackers to turn into an All-Pro. If you have a few minutes today, I highly recommend you go watch his highlight video, but more importantly I recommend you go read about his backstory, it’ll definitely make your day.
Another offensive lineman
I think it’s highly unlikely the Raiders double down and draft another offensive lineman, but there is seriously some really good talent still on the board. Teven Jenkins was a guy I thought would go in the first round, even to the Raiders at No. 17. If he starts to slide, I think selecting him at 48 would be an absolute steal. Some other names I really like should they fall include Samuel Cosmi, Dillon Radunz and Liam Eichenberg.