If the Raiders are anything when it comes to the NFL draft, they are unpredictable.
The Raiders selected Alabama offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood at No. 17 in Thursday’s first round, a player many experts projected to go in the second round.
It’s hardly the first time the Raiders have reached for a player in the first round, something that didn’t sit well with many of their fans. Some of their Twitter comments were not fit for a family publication.
A sampling of tweets from Raiders fans and others:
The #Raiders came into the draft hoping an OT would fall to them. At No. 17, it’s Alabama OT Alex Leatherwood. A surprise is an understatement.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 30, 2021
— MarkSchremmer (@MarkSchremmer) April 30, 2021
#Raiders worst pick of the draft by far lol
— DaSteelCurtain (@TheSteelCurtai2) April 30, 2021
Holy wow #raiders
— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) April 30, 2021
Leatherwood? I thought he was going in the mid-second round. . #Raiders
— Mario DeRamus (@MarioDeRamus) April 30, 2021
Do the Raiders not understand how the draft works? This is a 2/3 round pick.
— GucciBro (@GucciBro90) April 30, 2021
Same thing last year with Arnette. How do they not see what the rest of the world can see. Jenkins? Moehrig ? J.O.C? "No, we'll grab a projected late 2nd early 3rd rounder in the 1st…" Its really hard to believe, that we can be this stupid. #Raiders So hard to be a fan at times
— Brendan Fyke (@BlackHoleNorth) April 30, 2021
Being a #Raiders fan brings so much pain
— JINQ (@Jinqeez) April 30, 2021
— Milan Sen, MD, FRCSC (@MilanSenMD) April 30, 2021
— тяєηтση я вαкєя (@cerebreate) April 30, 2021
Not all of the reaction was negative.
None of us understands what goes on in the draft room. We all can agree that we need defense but we need o line help too. Players are dropping and there will be defensive help. I do believe the #Raiders did their homework. Have faith!
— sean v (@savaldez0726) April 30, 2021
I remember the same over reaction with Kolton Miller….I think we all think differently now…look at his tape!#Raiders
— jay gray (@sayitaintsobro1) April 30, 2021
— Jimmy James (@JimmyLaJeuness2) April 30, 2021
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