The Raiders addressed their defensive line by grabbing Ed Oliver with their first of three picks on day one. Now, it’s time to help find some pass-rushing help to replace that left by now-Chicago Bears EDGE Khalil Mack, which netted the Raiders this selection.
A key player to watch in the second half of Round 1 is Mississippi State EDGE Montez Sweat.
Sweat’s stock rose significantly during the 2019 Senior Bowl, and Jon Gruden got to watch Sweat across his North team’s offense for most of the first half. Sweat didn’t disappoint either, prompting more than a handful of pundits to suggest he could crack the top 10.
Not so sure about that just yet, but Sweat all but assured he’d wind up going in the first round.
And if Oakland manages to get him at this spot, it would be a massive much-needed boost.