2020 NFL Draft Team Needs: Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)

By Dakota Follett (@dakfollett) | Published April 18, 2020

While Las Vegas has been patiently waiting the Raiders arrival, the organization has focused in on finding another quarterback not named Derek Carr. They flirted with Tom Brady during free agency and they were hot to trot for Kyler Murray a year ago. With two selections in the first round, a quarterback is very much in play. Be sure to download your copy of the 2020 NFL Draft Bible, featuring 600+ scouting reports.

QUARTERBACK: Derek Carr/Marcus Mariota/DeShone Kizer/Nathan Peterman

Money Invested: $32.273M | Percentage of Cap: 16.3% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: With the signing of Marcus Mariota, it appears the Raiders are moving forward with Derek Carr at the helm. However, I can see them drafting someone to give Carr some competition if one of the top guys falls.

RUNNING BACK: Josh Jacobs/Jalen Richard | Depth: Rod Smith/William Stanback/Mark Thompson

Money Invested: $8.382M | Percentage of Cap: 4.2% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Josh Jacobs was drafted in the first-round last year and proved himself as the Raiders’ workhorse back of the future.

FULLBACK: Alec Ingold

Money Invested: $0.678M | Percentage of Cap: 0.3% | Need Level: MEDIUM

WIDE RECEIVER: Tyrell Williams/Nelson Agholor/Hunter Renfrow | Depth: Zay Jones/Keelan Doss/Marcell Ateman/Rico Gafford/Anthony Ratliff-Williams

Money Invested: $16.841M | Percentage of Cap: 8.5% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: Hunter Renfrow was a pleasant surprise in the slot for the Raiders last season, but the Raiders severely missed having a true No.1 receiver. Look for them to make the move for Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb at pick 13.

TIGHT END: Darren Waller/Jason Witten/Foster Moreau | Depth: Nick O’Leary/Derek Carrier

Money Invested: $15.065M | Percentage of Cap: 7.6% | Need Level: NONE

Overview: The addition of Jason Witten makes this group versatile and deep. I don’t see them adding here.

OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Kolton Miller/Trent Brown | Depth: Brandon Parker/David Sharpe

Money Invested: $28.424M | Percentage of Cap: 14.3% | Need Level: MEDIUM

Overview: Kolton Miller has serviceable at best thus far in his career, but the Raiders will definitely give him another year to prove he’s their guy on the blindside.

OFFENSIVE GUARD: Richie Incognito/Gabe Jackson | Depth: Jordan Devey/Denzelle Good/Eric Kush/Kyle Kalis/Lester Cotton

Money Invested: $21.881M | Percentage of Cap: 11% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: Richie Incognito is aging and there’s rumors that Gabe Jackson could be on the trade block. Either way the Raiders need to infuse some fresh talent at the guard spots.

CENTER: Rodney Hudson | Depth: Andre James/Erik Magnunson

Money Invested: $6.665M | Percentage of Cap: 3.4% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Rodney Hudson is a consistent leader for this Raiders club up front.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Johnathan Hankins/Maliek Collins | Depth: Maurice Hurst/PJ Hall/Daniel Ross

Money Invested: $14.598M | Percentage of Cap: 7.4% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: The Raiders added Maliek Collins inside to strengthen this group. They’re deep and young here.

EDGE RUSHER: Maxx Crosby/Clelin Ferrell | Depth: Carl Nassib/Arden Key/Jeremiah Valoaga/Ade Aruna/Kendal Vickers/Kendall Donnerson

Money Invested: $19.450M | Percentage of Cap: 9.8% | Need Level: NONE

Overview: This edge group for the Raiders is young and promising. They addressed this need in the draft last year.

LINEBACKER: Cory Littleton/Nick Kwiatkoski/Nicholas Morrow | Depth: Marquel Lee/Kyle Wilber/Nick Usher/Derrick Moncrief/Te’Von Coney/Quentin Poling/Ukeme Eligwe

Money Invested: $27M | Percentage of Cap: 13.6% | Need Level: MEDIUM/HIGH

Overview: The Raiders picked up Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski in free agency to plug into the middle of this defense and provide some versatility. These guys’ production isn’t guaranteed, however, and they will need depth behind them in case they falter.

CORNERBACK: Trayvon Mullen/Nevin Lawson/Lamarcus Joyner | Depth: Ken Crawley/Keisean Nixon/DJ Killings/Isaiah Johnson/Jordan Brown/Nick Nelson/Dylan Mabin

Money Invested: $17.568M | Percentage of Cap: 8.9% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: Some options were added at safety for the Raiders that will push Lamarcus Joyner to slot duty. Trayvon Mullen is a promising corner on the outside but the Raiders need to find someone to play opposite him across the field.

SAFETY: Jeff Heath/Damarious Randall | Depth: Johnathan Abram/Erik Harris/Dallin Leavitt

Money Invested: $10.888M | Percentage of Cap: 5.5% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Jeff Heath and Damarious Randall were brought in to pair up on the backend. Johnathan Abram will undoubtedly play a big role on this defense as well, with Erik Harris providing valuable depth. This group is solid.

KICKER: Daniel Carlson

Money Invested: $0.750M | Percentage of Cap: 0.4% | Need Level: MEDIUM

PUNTER: AJ Cole

Money Invested: $0.676M | Percentage of Cap: 0.3% | Need Level: MEDIUM

LONG SNAPPER: Trent Sieg

Money Invested: $0.750M | Percentage of Cap: 0.4% | Need Level: MEDIUM

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