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    Best case scenario for the Raiders

    The Raiders currently are slated to pick second in the 2019 NFL Draft, which is a great position. Teams know that the Cardinals won't be selecting a QB, having picked a QB last year.

    This means that QB-needy teams may be calling the Raiders to move up into the second slot to get ahead of other QB-needy teams. The two teams in the top 10 who might be willing to trade up are the Jaguars, picking 5th and the Giants, picking 8th.

    Looking at the NFL trade value chart, the second pick in the draft is about equal in value to the 5th pick, the 5th pick in the second round, the 5th pick in the third round AND the 5th pick in the fourth round. So, conceivably, the Raiders could trade back three spots and add picks in the second, third and fourth round as the bounty.

    Trading back to the 8th spot where the Giants currently sit would be even costlier, for the Giants. According to the draft value chart, the second pick in the draft is nearly equal in value to two second round picks at the 8th spot, plus a third rounder and a fourth rounder. This means that if the Giants wanted to trade up, they would likely have to throw in next year's second round pick, plus their second, third and fourth round picks this year.

    So the trade with the Jaguars would result in picks something like this for the Raiders:

    1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B. This would mean we would have 9 picks in the first 120.


    A trade with the Giants could result in a similar number of picks this year PLUS a second rounder next year.

    Also, most fans may not realize it, but the prime position on the second day of the draft is the first pick in the second round, which we would own if we were tied with the Cardinals for the worst record and selected second in the first round.

    As a result, the Raiders could move back a few slots for a team determined to pick the best available player (or player at position of need), adding additional picks.

    I do not believe the Raiders will stay put with the second pick in the draft, especially since this year's draft is considered to be one of the deepest in terms of defensive players in YEARS. There are edge rushers in great numbers in this draft, which is exactly what the Raiders desperately need. I can see us picking up two really good edge rushers in the first two rounds, immediately fixing what was a problem spot on this year's team after the Mack trade.

    If the Raiders can draft quality players, we can easily upgrade the entire roster. Think of picks something like this:

    1A - edge, 1B - MLB, 1C - WR, 2A - edge, 2B - RB, 3A - OL, 3B - OL, 4A - LB, 4B - WR

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiderman41 View Post
    The Raiders currently are slated to pick second in the 2019 NFL Draft, which is a great position. Teams know that the Cardinals won't be selecting a QB, having picked a QB last year.

    This means that QB-needy teams may be calling the Raiders to move up into the second slot to get ahead of other QB-needy teams. The two teams in the top 10 who might be willing to trade up are the Jaguars, picking 5th and the Giants, picking 8th.

    Looking at the NFL trade value chart, the second pick in the draft is about equal in value to the 5th pick, the 5th pick in the second round, the 5th pick in the third round AND the 5th pick in the fourth round. So, conceivably, the Raiders could trade back three spots and add picks in the second, third and fourth round as the bounty.

    Trading back to the 8th spot where the Giants currently sit would be even costlier, for the Giants. According to the draft value chart, the second pick in the draft is nearly equal in value to two second round picks at the 8th spot, plus a third rounder and a fourth rounder. This means that if the Giants wanted to trade up, they would likely have to throw in next year's second round pick, plus their second, third and fourth round picks this year.

    So the trade with the Jaguars would result in picks something like this for the Raiders:

    1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B. This would mean we would have 9 picks in the first 120.


    A trade with the Giants could result in a similar number of picks this year PLUS a second rounder next year.

    Also, most fans may not realize it, but the prime position on the second day of the draft is the first pick in the second round, which we would own if we were tied with the Cardinals for the worst record and selected second in the first round.

    As a result, the Raiders could move back a few slots for a team determined to pick the best available player (or player at position of need), adding additional picks.

    I do not believe the Raiders will stay put with the second pick in the draft, especially since this year's draft is considered to be one of the deepest in terms of defensive players in YEARS. There are edge rushers in great numbers in this draft, which is exactly what the Raiders desperately need. I can see us picking up two really good edge rushers in the first two rounds, immediately fixing what was a problem spot on this year's team after the Mack trade.

    If the Raiders can draft quality players, we can easily upgrade the entire roster. Think of picks something like this:

    1A - edge, 1B - MLB, 1C - WR, 2A - edge, 2B - RB, 3A - OL, 3B - OL, 4A - LB, 4B - WR
    this does not put a premium on bounty if a bidding war breaks out either,which could result in much higher picks or even more xtra picks for 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrbass2000 View Post
    this does not put a premium on bounty if a bidding war breaks out either,which could result in much higher picks or even more xtra picks for 2020
    Exactly. Let the teams that want to move up pay a premium.

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    we have needs everywhere, i expect mucho trading back.

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    Best case scenario is Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown and Marty McFly jump in their DeLorean, find out who are the best draft picks and come back to tell Gruden and Davis so they can make sure to draft them. Otherwise let's pray for some luck.

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