By Nicholas Cothrel
The Raiders have a large haul of draft picks on day one, but may want to explore some options to acquire some additional picks on day two.
Having three picks in the first-round of the draft should treat the Oakland Raiders quite well. Although, they only have one pick on day two, during the second and third-round. The second and third-round is a sweet spot, where teams can find good value in a quality player outside of the marquee first-round selections.
The Raiders currently sit with pick No. 35 as their only selection on day two. Their third-round pick was sent to the Pittsburgh Steelers, as part of the compensation when they acquired Antonio Brown.
With Mike Mayock‘s knowledge and experience in the draft, he knows the value of day two selections. Second-round guys are typically a casualty of someone who slipped out of the first-round, but has first-round ability. Mayock’s vision might be to acquire even more draft capital, then what he already has in the palm of his hands in order to keep revamping this Raiders new roster.
Mayock spoke out last week at his pre-draft press conference about his intentions on possibly trading up into picks 20 to...