I’ve done a few 49ers mock drafts recently, so I figure I’ll do a Raiders mock draft, too. If you don’t want to read a Raiders mock draft, please click here.
Round 1, pick No. 14: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
This defense needs fast players, and it needs an inside linebacker. Lee is one of the fastest inside linebackers in this draft.
Round 2, pick No. 44: Jonathan Bullard, DT, Florida
You knew the Raiders wanted an interior defensive lineman when they tried to sign Malik Jackson about a month ago. Bullard is similar to Jackson.
Round 3, pick No. 75: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford
The Raiders have two terrific guards in Gabe Jackson and Kelechi Osemele, but the tackles aren’t good enough. Kyle Murphy would be an upgrade on the right side.
Round 4, pick No. 114: Jayron Kearse, SS, Clemson
Defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. is recreating the Seahawks’ defensive backfield. He already has the tall, lanky cornerbacks (Sean Smith and David Amerson), and the super-fast free safety (Reggie Nelson). But, Norton doesn’t have the extra-large strong safety, the Kam-Chancellor-type of safety, the eighth-man in the box. That’s Kearse. He’s 6-4, 217 pounds and he runs a 4.54.
Round 5, pick No. 143: Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
The Raiders need a slot receiver to complement Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree on the outside. Braverman is one of the best slot receivers in the draft.
Round 5, pick No. 154: Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
Who will play quarterback if Derek Carr gets injured? Matt McGloin? The Raiders need a backup who can win games. Kevin Hogan is smart and mobile, and he played in pro-style offense at Stanford. He could play for the Raiders right away if he had to.
Round 6, pick No. 194: Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
The Raiders need a No. 2 back who can carry the running game if Latavius Murray gets injured. Kenyan Drake is a 210-pound back who ran a 4.31 at his Pro Day.
Round 7, pick No. 234: Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue
Another corner couldn’t hurt. Anthony Brown is 5-11 and he ran a 4.33 at the Combine.