Is This The Raiders Worst Case Draft Scenario With The 10th Pick?

If you have ever done a fantasy football draft, you know the first order of business after learning the draft order is deciding a worst-case scenario for your draft position.

The Raiders will do the same for their real-life draft and it might look something like this.

Pick 1 (Cleveland): Sam Darnold. He’ll go in the top 10 no matter what, so this pick isn’t particularly relevant.

Pick 2 (New York Giants): Saquon Barkley. Another player that should be drafted very early. Maybe with so many good running backs in the draft Barkley will slide a little?

Pick 3 (New York Jets): Baker Mayfield. Raiders lose a trade target when Mayfield is drafted, but another good defender stays on the board. Side note: Mayfield is going to be a good NFL quarterback.

Pick 4 (Cleveland): Bradley Chubb. Raiders would do cartwheels to the podium to make this pick at no. 10. Another side note: Cleveland should draft Chubb first overall.

Pick 5 (Denver): Minkah Fitzpatrick. It wouldn’t be ideal for the Raiders to face Minkah twice a year. It would be ideal for the Raiders to have Fitzpatrick on their football team.

Pick 6 (Indianapolis): Roquan Smith. One of the players that would look best in silver in black instead wearing all white. Ughh. Don’t do it, Colts. Draft someone to protect your quarterback for once.

Pick 7 (Tampa Bay): Derwin James. Best player available and a dynamic playmaker. Some say the presence of Obi Melifonwu means the Raiders don’t need a safety. Not sold on that theory and not sold on Melifonwu. At all.

Pick 8 (Chicago): Denzel Ward. The Bears would probably take Quenton Nelson here, but what if they didn’t?

Pick 9 (San Francisco): Tremaine Edmunds. Arguably the most talented linebacker in the draft gone a pick before the Raiders but making plays right across the bay.

Pick 10 (Raiders). Maybe the Raiders get a trade for the rights to Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, or Quenton Nelson?

If so, the 10th pick could have significant value and the Raiders could end up with a trade haul of draft picks – mostly likely from either Buffalo or Arizona.

But what if the Bills and Cardinals decide against trading up and take their chances at a quarterback falling?

With the top defensive players already off the board, the Raiders would maybe take an offensive tackle, but the “value” at pick 10 might not be there.

In that case, maybe Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey would be the pick. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock lists McGlinchey as the no. 8 overall prospect in the draft.

It would be ideal to trade down a little and get McGlinchey, but maybe taking him with the 10th pick wouldn’t be the worst.

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9 thoughts on “Is This The Raiders Worst Case Draft Scenario With The 10th Pick?

  1. Maybe it’s just me… but if this played out this way, I’m writing Quenton Nelson down on that card and running to the podium.

  2. McGlinchy wasn’t even the best lineman at Notre Dame. That would be Quentin Nelson. Take Nelson and move Osemele to Tackle

  3. Nonsense Column.

    Raiders would sprint to the podium, draft Nelson, move Osemele to tackle and be set for 5 years!

  4. Rather than drafting McGlinchey, I prefer to pick Quenton Nelson at 10th and slide Osemele outside.

  5. In that situation trade back or draft Quenton Nelson and move LG Kelechi Osemele to RT. He has played tackle in the past with success.
    #OaklandRoadGraters #CarrInsurance #BeastMode

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