Jon Gruden has tons of draft picks, but he needs to find some players throughout the draft that can help his team get over the hump. With Derek Carr a big-time player to build around, we feel if they can add some solid defensive help and a couple of playmakers they can become contenders. Their team needs are a pass rusher, cornerback, wide receiver, safety and running back.
Kaden Elliss, OLB, Idaho – Elliss is a team leader who led the team with 16 tackles for loss and career-high seven sacks for Idaho. The 6030, 240 pound linebacker would be a huge piece for Jon Gruden and the Raiders. He is currently a priority free agent and I like his pass rush skills off the edge.
Jamarkese Williams, CB, Incarnate Word – The 6030 corner has SPEED, he is a track and field guy, and we all know the Raiders love speed guys. Al Davis is not alive but his legacy is still alive. Williams is a sleeper in the draft, and I feel he is a likely a priority free agent at this point.
Bobby Hartzog, WR, Texas Southern – No one is talking about him but the former D1 transfer is is a big wideout with a big frame. Hartzog tore up the HBCU and he is getting noticed by NFL scouts. He too is likely a PFA, but he has the Amari Cooper size and body type.
Cua’ Rose, S, Arkansas Tech – Cua’ Rose is a PBU machine and the Raiders could use a player like him. He is not the fastest player in the world, but he is a true ball hawk. I like this kids abilities on the field, and feel the Raiders could snag him as a free agent.
Marquell Cartwright, RB, North Carolina A&T – I love this kid and I feel that he is similar to Marshawn Lynch. I am not sure that Lynch will be back, even though the Raiders will remain in Oakland. Cartwright is going to be a priority free agent, and I feel he is going to be a stud.