With former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch finally agreeing to terms with the Oakland Raiders, they can finally look towards the 2017 NFL draft and know that they have the running back position covered.
However, Oakland still has plenty of needs that need to be filled if they want to compete into late January even with Beast Mode behind Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
As such, this latest mock draft involves Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie trading back in the first round to acquire more picks to fill needs with talented players at value positions.
Round 1: Trade back
Teams who don’t have a quarterback and are selecting early in the second round could be a prime partner for McKenzie to strike a deal with for his No. 24 pick.
In this scenario, the Cleveland Browns do not take a quarterback at No. 12 and are still looking for one late on Day 1.
Luckily, the Browns have two second round picks and trade both of them in exchange for the Raiders’ pick at no. 24 to secure their QB position, while giving Oakland the Nos. 33 and 52 overall picks.
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Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.