The Raiders got their cornerback in Round 1, but who else might they target when the second and third rounds resume on Friday? Let’s take a look:
1. DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State: Pegged to the Raiders in some mock drafts in the first round, he’s the best defensive tackle available and the 12th best available overall according to ESPN. There are concerns about his motor and desire, but when he’s giving full effort he can be a load. If he’s still sitting there at No. 56, the Raiders may have to jump on him.
2. LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt: Another guy who was considered a possible first-rounder, Cunningham remains on the board as the 22nd best player available, per ESPN. That could put him in the Raiders’ range in the second round and considering their major need at inside linebacker, he’d be in play.
3. S Marcus Williams, Utah: The Raiders only have two safeties on their roster and while bringing in Williams could mean that neither of the team’s top two picks are Day 1 starters, he’s a potential building piece for the future of this secondary. ESPN rates him the 21st best player available.
4. LB Alex Anzalone, Florida: His teammate Jarrad Davis went off the board before the Raiders could consider him, but maybe they target Anzalone in the second or even third round. He’s got injury concerns with his shoulder, but with the 88th pick he may be worth it. He’s the 41st best available per ESPN.
5. OT Taylor Moton, Western Michigan: If the Raiders steer one Day 2 pick to the offensive side, tackle is the most sensible play. Moton could compete with Marshall Newhouse and Austin Howard at right tackle and maybe be an eventual Donald Penn replacement at left tackle. ESPN has him as the 31st best available player and someone who could still be there in the second round, unlike Alabama’s Cam Robinson.