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Las Vegas Raiders 2024 NFL Draft – Mock Draft!

Next up in our mock draft series, is the Las Vegas Raiders. We’ve passed the combine, and we’ve seen some players rise and fall, but we’ve not seen free agency hit just yet (but soon!). The Raiders are a team in transition, Antonio Pearce is looking to make his mark on the team, so this first draft class will be critical in changing the culture in Vegas. 

Looking at the needs, we know a quarterback is at the top of the list, at the time 13 came around I took the best player available with the QBs gone. It was a big risk but that risk paid off with JJ McCarthy sliding to pick 44 (though if you ask most draft pundits, that would never happen). 

With that being said, we are always at the mercy of the mock simulator, be it PFF, TDN, or even Mock Draft Database which I use for mine. So I hit start on the mock and draft for the Raiders and here we go!

Las Vegas Raiders 2024 Mock Draft Results:

1-13: Taliese Fuaga OT, Oregon State

With all the top-name QBs gone, I looked to the trenches and grabbed the best tackle available. Fuaga could either start on the left side, and Kolton Miller slide to the right side or vice versa. Either way, you’ve locked up your tackles and as you’ll see later in the draft, I target the offensive line a bunch in this draft.

2-44: JJ McCarthy QB, Michigan

So when all of the top-tier QBs gone, my hope was round 2 would allow me to target a guy like McCarthy, or Rattler, as they kept sliding in this mock simulation. McCarthy has all the physical tools, but there is also much to be made about the system he was asked to run, and the lack of passing attempts he needed to make. For me, you don’t win a National Championship with just anyone, he did what was needed to be done. 

3-77: Jeremiah Trotter Jr LB, Clemson

I was really surprised Trotter was there at this point, so it was an instant draft for me. The Raiders have some talent at linebacker but adding one of the top ones in this class is a no-brainer. He’s a smart player and plays well in zones but has the physicality to attack opposing offenses from a variety of positions.

4-113: Blake Fisher OT, Notre Dame

Notre Dame knows offensive linemen and tight ends, pretty well known for both. So in the 4th round, why not take a chance on a player that could develop either as an interior lineman or outside as a tackle.

5-147: Johnny Dixon CB, Penn State

The areas of concern I have for Dixon are all coachable, so for a team that could use some corner help, especially the length of a player like Dixon could be really intriguing, especially in the 5th round. 

6-210: Andrew Raym IOL, Oklahoma

The next two interior linemen are guys with plenty of experience, at big-name programs that could be really nice developmental players for the future. At these points in the draft, finding guys who could develop and contribute is what separates the good from the great teams. 

7-221: Trevor Keegan IOL, Michigan

Maybe not the best athlete but the dude is extremely powerful and could be a really nice guard in the NFL. He’s smart, and a hard worker that I think the team should love during the draft process.

7-225: Daijun Edwards RB, Georgia

The former 4-star recruit is a solid downhill threat that could be a nice combo with Zamir White. He is a solid prospect with the potential to be an every-down back but will need to earn the opportunity.

7-227: Jordan Whittington WR, Texas

Overshadowed by Xavier Worthy, Whittington is a very smart ball player who could at some point be a contributor at the next level. Vegas needs depth with potential, seems like a good fit for the Raiders.

Draft Results (Courtesy of MockDraftDatabase.com

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