Las Vegas Raiders
Scenario: Raider take a wide receiver with the 12th overall pick.
If the New York Jets don’t take a wide receiver with the 11th pick and force an offensive tackle instead, that means that the Raiders will likely have their pick of every receiver in a historically strong class.
After they choose Jerry Jeudy (which they will unless they take Henry Ruggs) then it leaves the Raiders needing EDGE and CB at 19. While there is some nice depth at these positions, it is also a class where there isn’t much difference at those positions than what you would get with the 29th overall pick.
So why not trade down, add a second-round pick for your trouble (and then some) and fill out your draft class. The extra 7ths would be great because it gives you a chance to take one last swipe at some potential UDFAs you might want.
What trade makes sense:
Tennessee Titans get: a 1st (19) and 4th (121)
Las Vegas Raiders 1st (29), 2nd (61), 5th (174), two 7ths (237 and 243)
Alright, want to find out if the Tennessee Titans really like Dennis Kelly or not? Then find out what they would do if Jedrick Wills (OT, Alabama) was on the board when they pick.
Wills is the dream fit for the Titans because he has spent his career as a right tackle, starting every game for the Crimson Tide over the last two years. He is mean, athletic, and basically everything that you want in an offensive line.
Pairing his temperament with Taylor Lewan on the other side would terrify opposing EDGEs for a decade.
Quick 2020 NFL Mock Draft:
19. Jedrick Wills OT, Alabama
93. James Lynch EDGE/DL, Baylor
121. Amik Robertson CB, Louisiana Tech
Who does the trade favor according to the updated pick values: Titans +2 (300-298)