Oakland will have a ton of players to pick in day three of the draft. Their first pick coming in the fifth round will be at No. 159. The Raiders still need help at linebacker, even after signing Tahir Whitehead in free agency. Jack Cichy out of Wisconsin could be the pick here for the Silver and Black.
A fifth-round compensatory pick, why not? Could the Raiders do it? In this mock draft, yes, they are going to do it. Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie will draft his son is Kahlil McKenzie with the No. 173 overall pick to help bolster the Raiders defensive line.
Again, the Raiders can’t have enough players to help reclaim their bad secondary. Safety is an increasingly versatile position, so it would be advantageous for the Raiders to get another one in Trey Marshall out of Florida State at No. 185 in the sixth round.
He might have to fulfill his military obligations being that he is a player at West Point and all, but the Raiders do have a need at offensive tackle. If he’s a third as good as Alejandro Villanueva of the Pittsburgh Steelers is, then Brett Toth out of Army at No. 212 could be in play here in the sixth round.
No, things did not end well for wide receiver Antonio Callaway at Florida. Had he played at all in 2017, maybe Jim McElwain doesn’t get fired and the Gators make it to a bowl. Off-the-field issues are what have Callaway going to the Raiders at No. 216.
Oakland will have satisfied all of its draft needs by the time it is picking at No. 217 in the sixth round. The Raiders had a hard time generating pressure from their defensive line sans Khalil Mack, though he mostly came off the edge. It may not be a bad idea for the Raiders to take a guy like UConn Huskies defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi with this pick.
As with virtually all levels of the Oakland defense, it needs help. The Raiders could look to double-down at linebacker in this draft just to shore it up. Oakland will have one of the last picks in the draft, so taking Nick DeLuca out of North Dakota State at No. 228 could be the way that McKenzie goes to end his 2018 NFL Draft.