Raiders (6 picks):
3:26 – Dylan Parham, OL, Memphis
4:17 – Zamir White, RB, Georgia
4:21 – Neil Farrell Jr., DL, LSU
5:32 – Matthew Butler, DL, Tennessee
7:17 – Thayer Munford, OL, Ohio State
7:29 – Brittain Brown, RB, UCLA
The Las Vegas Raiders didn’t have a selection in the opening two rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft due to a blockbuster deal for superstar wide receiver Davante Adams earlier in the offseason. The all-pro wide receiver demanded his way out of Green Bay, and the Packers were happy to oblige.
This move puts a damper on the collective grade for the group, but there’s still reason for optimism with some of these picks. Dylan Parham, an offensive lineman from Memphis, can play either guard spot or the center position. He got a second-round grade from me, so you’ll take that value every time.
Zamir White possesses legitimate three-down potential, and the duo of Neil Farrell Jr. and Matthew Butler add some juice to the defensive front. The new regime in Las Vegas addressed the trenches, giving a glimpse at the identity that the Raiders are looking to build. Running back Brittain Brown from UCLA may also find his way onto the roster. All-in-all, it grades out as my least favorite draft class, due to a lack of volume and the fact that they didn’t add anyone at a premium position.