2018 NFL Draft: Ranking top 5 ILB prospects for Raiders
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By Will Reeve Jr.

Here is a look at the top five inside linebacker prospects for the Raiders to consider in the upcoming 2018 NFL draft.

This is a name that hardly needs any introduction for Raiders fans as Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith has topped many mock drafts for the team for several weeks now.

Smith would pair nicely with middle linebacker NaVorro Bowman in the will linebacker role and has the hitting power, instincts, and talent to take over for Bowman should he not return in free agency, or when he decides to hang up his cleats.

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During his junior year at Georgia, Smith amassed 137 tackles (85 solo), 14 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed.



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