Mayock: Raiders Plan Was to Move Down From Pick 139 Until Amik Robertson Was Still Available

The Raiders didn’t have many late-round picks in this year’s draft so the expectation was that they would trade back a few times and add a couple more picks in rounds five through seven.

Going into the Raiders’ second fourth-round pick (and final pick they owned in the draft) on Saturday, GM Mike Mayock said the plan was to trade the pick unless a particular player fell to him.

“We didn’t go into day three expecting [Amik Robertson] to be there in the fourth round,” Mayock said Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL’s Movin’ the Chains radio show. “I was looking to trade down out of 139, but he kept staying there and he was still there and we had a few teams call us about a move down. And I just said to Jon ‘if Amik still here at 139 we’re good and if not we’ll move down.’”

Robertson was projected to be a second or third round pick by most, but fell in the draft primarily because of his lack of size. Robertson may have been disappointed that he slid in the draft, but he only seemed grateful for the opportunity when he took the draft call from Jon Gruden.

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This is what it’s all about. @_YoungTruth7 was all emotion when Coach Gruden made The Call. https://t.co/5pNtJyDO0j

Robertson was also a guest on the Raider Cody Podcast on Tuesday and there’s no question that he’s going to be an instant fan favorite…

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  1. Excellent draft pick. However, Worried that raiders are going into the season with 2nd year player and freshman player as their starting cornerbacks in the nfl. They will get toasted in nfl. Need to add veteran players until young players learn.

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