Las Vegas Raiders Round 2 Pick: Jamaree Salyer, IOL, Georgia
One area where the Raiders can improve going forward would be along the interior of their offensive line. That’s why they tab Jamaree Salyer from Georgia with their second pick in this mock.
Salyer was a big part of the championship run for UGA and projects as a starting guard in the NFL. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 325-pounds, Salyer is a powerful guard who plays with an edge. He should help open up running room for Josh Jacobs and will rarely get bullied.
Las Vegas Raiders Round 3 Pick: Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State
Another position that could use more depth is at linebacker and the Raiders look for that with the selection of Brandon Smith from Penn State here. Smith broke out in 2021 as he racked up 81 tackles, nine for a loss, and two sacks.
He’s a very good athlete who could get on the field early as a nickel linebacker but has the talent and football IQ to develop into a starter in the future.
Las Vegas Raiders Round 4 Pick: Matthew Butler, DT, Tennessee
With their fourth-round pick, Las Vegas again goes for a defensive player as they pick up Matthew Butler from Tennessee. Built like a prototypical 3-tech, Butler stands 6-foot-4 and 295-pounds. He has a quick first step and could be a rotational player who helps the line stay fresh late in games.