Las Vegas Raiders seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft

Las Vegas Raiders logo at mid field of Allegiant Stadium (Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
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Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, 2021 NFL mock draft, Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders select Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah in the first round of this 2021 NFL mock draft (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Improving the Las Vegas Raiders with a complete seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft

A little over a month ago, the Las Vegas Raiders were coming off of a 37-12 victory over the Denver Broncos and sat at 6-3 on the year. However, since that win over Denver, the Raiders have lost five-of-six games, with their only win coming to the winless (at the time) New York Jets on a last-second Hail Mary. Simply put, the Las Vegas Raiders have been bad down the stretch and played their way out of the post-season.

The Raiders now look ahead to an interesting offseason where they will have to work to improve their roster. Jon Gruden, Mike Mayock and company have been working hard to build this team through the draft and we should expect that to continue this offseason. Here, we are going to go seven rounds with this team, looking at a complete seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft.

How can the Las Vegas Raiders take this team to the next level? Let’s take a look.

Note: This 2021 NFL mock draft was completed using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.

2021 NFL mock draft: Round 1, 16th Overall

Pick Analysis. Notre Dame. Scouting Report. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. 1. player. 819. LB

The Las Vegas Raiders have a big need at the linebacker position and this front office loves to take players who come from major college football programs. With their first pick of this 2021 NFL mock draft, the Raiders kill two birds with one stone by adding Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah to the mix.

Listed at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, Owusu-Koramoah is far from a traditional linebacker prospect. He plays a linebacker/safety hybrid position for Notre Dame, roaming all over the field making plays for the Irish. JOK is extremely quick in short spaces and displays explosive raw speed at all times.

He is a dynamic weapon in coverage, showing the ability to handle a variety of players in man-to-man coverage. If your team needs a guy who can shut down a high-impact tight end, JOK is your guy. Need someone to match up against a shifty slot receiver? JOK is your guy. Need a linebacker who can check the running back and fly in on a green dog blitz if he stays in to block? JOK is your guy.

Simply put, Owusu-Koramoah’s speed and athleticism is a massive weapon on the defensive side of the ball. The Las Vegas Raiders would have to get creative with this player in order to get the most out of him but his long-term upside at the second level of the defense is absolutely massive. Owusu-Koramoah stands out as an ideal target for the Raiders in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.