So we are here again, the 2015 nfl draft is looming and (if your anything like me) your mind is racing as to who the Oakland Raiders are going to select. This is a curiosity that is particularly stimulated by the immense success of the 2014 draft, where potential stars Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Gabe Jackson and Justin Ellis were acquired (I’m also confident that Keith McGill will also star this year).
Purely from a talent perspective its Leonard Williams, Amari Cooper, Dante Fowler and Kevin White, in that order.
From a need perspective, blended with talent, I’d even go the same, although I would be tempted by amazing trade down options as some other teams could be tempted to throw crazy offers at us, as the Bills did last year, which would be worth doing for a long drawn out talent pool.
My ideal pick in Leonard Williams, an oddity that could happen at no.4 if 2 QB’s go 1 and 2, plus the Jaguars address their biggest need of DE, either way I’m happy with Williams, Cooper or Fowler.