NFL Draft Raiders: Las Vegas Winners and Losers


The Las Vegas Raiders recruited seven players to the NFL draft this weekend.

It was an incredibly intriguing project for Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock that could set up the franchise to take a big leap in the pursuit of the AFC playoffs.

As always, the project is shaping the franchise for the future.

Here are the winners and losers of our Raiders’ 2020 draft:


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Derek Carr
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Derek Carr:
A few days ago, Carr was supposed to be where Aaron Rodgers is sitting right now, facing the reality that Jordan Love was drafted in the first round. But that didn’t happen. For the second year in a row, Carr has survived many rumors that the Raiders are writing his replacement.

This year, he has had the added benefit of dealing with the rumors of Tom Brady. But Carr will be the quarterback of the Las Vegas Raiders. In addition, the Raiders designed three weapons for him in the first three rounds. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said Saturday that he and Carr were texting throughout the draft. Carr recovers his weapons and stays with the Raiders.

Gruden-Mayock relationship:
According to reports, this relationship was not excellent a few months ago. However, they worked well together and patiently worked on the board. Gruden directs the show, but this partnership works.

Clemson equipment in Las Vegas:
The Raiders drafted linebacker Clemson Tanner Muse and Tigers goalkeeper John Simpson in the fourth round. They join the draft picks of the 2019 Raiders Clelin Ferrell, Trayvon Mullen and Hunter Renfrow, who went to Clemson. We can see future scenes like this in 2020:


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Nelson Agholor
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Gabe Jackson:
It has been the subject of commercial rumors throughout the off season. The Raiders have re-signed veterans Denzelle Good and Jordan Devey and added free agency Eric Kush. Then they wrote Simpson on Friday. Yes, Mayock said on Saturday that Jackson was the goalkeeper of the Raiders. But come on. All of the free agency additions, the swap for Simpson, and the fact that Jackson owes $ 9.6 million indicate otherwise. If Jackson is not traded or cut, his days with the Raiders seem numbered.

Nelson Agholor:
Additions from Henry Ruggs III, Bryan Edwards and Lynn Bowman, who will play the ball carrier and receiver, invade the Raiders’ receiver room. With Tyrell Williams and Renfrow, I just don’t see a scenario in which Agholor, added with a modest contract in free agency, will be a big part of the offense unless recruits don’t develop quickly or there is have injuries.

LaMarcus Joyner:
Joyner signed a big contract in 2019. The Raiders used it as nickel. Robertson was written to be a nickel. It could be Joyner’s last year with the Raiders even if he’s signed until 2022. His dead money drops considerably in a year.


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