While forecasting how a team’s draft will ultimately be judged on the field remains incredibly subjective, this isn’t: The class had a much different feel this year than last. Cleaner. Fewer red flags to investigate. Players that other teams hadn’t passed on for medical or off-field issues.
The Raiders lost a valuable part of their backfield depth this week when running back Isaiah Crowell reportedly tore his Achilles’ tendon during a Tuesday workout at team headquarters.