The Las Vegas Raiders completed their first draft class in the desert. Below, you will find the names and a brief description.
Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama (12th overall)
Derek Carr needed someone to stretch the defense in the safest way. With Ruggs, he can take a slant 70 yards to the house. Look for him to expand the route tree soon.
Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State (19th overall)
Many scoffed at this pick. In hindsight, Gruden mentioned a comparison to Aqib Talib. Arnette brings similar physicality, without the abundant off-field issues.
Lynn Bowden, WR/RB, Kentucky (80th overall)
Bowden will immediately make the return game better. Meanwhile, he will see the field in the slot, backfield. Look for that jet sweep.
Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina (81st overall)
The Raiders go in a separate direction with the physical Edwards. He will feast on contact catches and the ability to manhandle corners.
Tanner Muse, Hybrid, Clemson (100th overall)
With a thin linebacker group, the Raiders needed a big safety to cover occasionally. Initially, Muse will operate on special teams, but look for him to see the field in subpackages.
John Simpson, G, Clemson (109th overall)
With the guard situation in a state of eventual flux, Vegas invests in a plug and play mauler that will challenge for starter reps in the future.
Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech (139th overall)
The Raiders complete their aggressive draft makeover with the ballhawk from LaTech. Robertson’s uncanny knack for the ball and willingness to fight for it should see him ease into a role early.