Las Vegas Raiders 2021 NFL Draft Class Breakdown

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Oh, Jon Gruden. You truly never disappoint, do you? Another year and another shocker in the first round by the Raiders.

The Raiders are coming off a year in which they had legit playoff aspirations and ultimately fell short by finishing 8-8 after starting the year 6-2. After an aggressive offseason which saw them add key players such as Yannick Ngakoue and John Brown, while also releasing and trading some of their own key players, it felt like Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock were doing everything imaginable to retool this roster so they can make the postseason. 

There was much anticipation with who the Raiders were going to add in the draft because, theoretically, this team is only one or two high-impact players away from seriously being a contending football team. The roster is pretty talented from top to bottom and quarterback Derek Carr is playing some of the best football of his career. If the Raiders nail their early picks and receive year-one impacts from this class, this team might be looking at a wild-card spot. 

With that being said, let’s take a look at what the Raiders did during last week’s draft. 

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Written By:

Brentley Weissman

NFL Draft Analyst

Experienced Recruiting and Scouting professional with past stops with the University of Oregon, UCLA, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers.