The Las Vegas Raiders turn their attention to the 2022 NFL Draft after being eliminated.
Because the Raiders were the No. 5 seed in the AFC after having gone 10-7 during the regular season, they will need to wait and see how the other five wild card games shake out before they know what first-round pick they will have. They will be picking somewhere in the No. 19-to-24-range. The Raiders have three top-100 picks to get better this offseason. Who should they take?
Here is the latest three-round NFL mock draft for the Silver and Black right after being eliminated.
Las Vegas Raiders: 3-round NFL mock draft after losing on Wild Card Weekend
Raiders should use their first-round pick on a two-time All-American lineman
One of the areas Raider Nation should expect the front office to address in the draft is along the offensive line. While there are good players already on it, the Raiders’ front-five is nowhere near as menacing as the group that helped them get to the postseason back in 2016. They need a guy who could potentially start at multiple spots in the trenches. That player has to be Kenyon Green.
The former Texas A&M standout played guard and offensive tackle for Jimbo Fisher in College Station. The two-time consensus All-American cut his teeth going up against the best competition college football can offer with a tough SEC West schedule. Going with an offensive lineman in the latter half of the first round means the Raiders are dead-set on addressing their biggest problem.
With their next two picks, it would serve the Raiders to get more explosive out on the perimeter.