Despite the two-year delay, Las Vegas’ grand plans for the draft are still in play, as the league looks to showcase its soon-to-be newest players in a way only possible here.
The Raiders took Missouri safety Tyree Gillespie in the fourth round, Illinois cornerback Nate Hobbs in the fifth and Pittsburgh center Jimmy Morrissey in the seventh.
While lots goes into determining NFL draft value, it still matters most how players ultimately perform.
It was better late than never for undrafted Alec Ingold, whom the Raiders sent to Cleveland to announce their two third-round picks.
An NFL executive said it would cost the Raiders three first-round picks, two of their better younger players and maybe a couple of mid-round picks to acquire Aaron Rodgers.
In an only in Las Vegas gameday experience fans heading to events at Allegiant Stadium will have the opportunity to tailgate on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Raiders selected Alabama offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood with the No. 17 pick.
Denean Vaughn, a lifelong educator and the Raiders’ inaugural Fan of the Year, is attending her first NFL draft in Cleveland.
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The Raiders have seven picks in the draft and will look to add a right tackle, free safety, defensive playmakers and depth across the board.