For the second year in a row, the Oakland Raiders will hold two first round draft picks in the upcoming draft. This time, the Raiders will be selecting as the Las Vegas Raiders, as they will make the move to their new digs this upcoming off-season, opening up a brand new Era or Raiders football.
This past week, the Raiders pulled off a huge road victory against the Indianapolis Colts, moving their record to 2-2 on the season. Led by quarterback Derek Carr, the Raiders got out to an early lead against the Colts, and never looked back, winning the game on an Erik Harris pick-six, 31-24.
Looking at this roster, the Raiders certainly could use some help at the wide receiver position, and Tee Higgins from Clemson would be a nice pick up at No. 13 overall. Higgins has the championship pedigree that the Raiders are trying to bring into the organization, giving Carr another stellar option on the outside.
The Philadelphia Eagles currently hold the No. 14 overall spot in the 2020 NFL Draft, but based on the way they been playing lately, they should be picking much later in round one. This past week, the Eagles pulled off a nice road victory against the Green Bay Packers, asserting themselves as one of the better teams in the NFC.
One area of need for this team heading into the Draft will be in the defensive backfield, where they could look to add another cornerback to the roster. One of the better cornerbacks in this year’s draft class is Bryce Hall from Virginia, who is the kind of cover corner that this team is lacking.
If the Eagles want to continue to be one of the better teams in the NFC, they are going to have to be better on the defensive side of the ball, especially against some of the more explosive offenses in football. They have the talent to be one of the last teams standings in the conference this season, but it will all depend on how this defense holds up moving forward.