Raiders’ 2021 Draft Pick: Who Picked Las Vegas? Full list of NFL Draft selections
The Raiders enter the 2021 NFL Draft with a fair amount of picks, including four in the top 80 overall picks.
One of the most interesting parts of the Raiders’ draft order is the fact that they get back-to-back picks in Round 3 (79, 80). They acquired a 3rd round selection from the Cardinals after trading offensive lineman Rodney Hudson. This trade is also the reason the Raiders don’t have a 7th round pick.
The Raiders’ 4th round selection also has an interesting history. Las Vegas traded that pick to the Dolphins in exchange for Raekwon McMillan and a 5th round pick (which they still have). But the Raiders recovered that selection after trading Lynn Bowden to the Dolphins.
There have also been a number of reports over the season that the Raiders have lost their 6th round pick due to COVID-19 violations. But it was later reported that they did and do not give up that draft pick and still own it.
Raiders’ 2021 Draft Pick: Who Picked Las Vegas?
- Round 1, choice n ° 17: Alex Leatherwood, occupational therapist, Alabama
- 2nd round, choice n ° 43: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
- Round 3, choice n ° 79: Malcolm Koonce, EDGE, Buffalo
- Round 3, choice n ° 80: Divine Deablo, S, Virginia Tech
- Round 5, choice n ° 143: Tyree Gillespie, S, Missouri
- Round 5, choice n ° 167: Nate Hobbs, CB, Illinois
- Round 6, choice n ° 230: Jimmy Morrissey, C, Pitt
Raiders 2021 order project
Needs of Raiders NFL Draft
- Offensive line: Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson and Trent Brown were all Raiders starters in 2020, and they’re all on different teams now. The squad also has Richie Incognito who is still on the squad, but likely to retire in the near future (37). The offensive line is Las Vegas’ obvious need here, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Raiders move to O-Line in 17th place.
- Defensive line: Las Vegas had just 21 sacks last season, which was the fourth lowest sack of all teams. Las Vegas has addressed this issue somewhat by adding Yannick Ngakoue, but more depth is always good.
- Secondary: While “secondary” is a broad term for both cornerbacks and safeties, it is a general need for Las Vegas as 2021 approaches. A good secondary would also help generate a passing rush. , which we mentioned as a need in the defensive line section.
Las Vegas Raiders simulate 2021 draft
Here are the latest projections from the 2021 NFL Draft for the Raiders, according to Vinnie Iyer’s Seven Tower Simulation Project:
|1||17||Jérémie Owusu-Koramoah||OLB||Our Lady|
|3||79||Josh myers||OL||Ohio state|
|3||80||Tommy Togiai||DT||Ohio state|
|4||121||Dyami brown||WR||North Carolina|