Four more spots of draft order set, Raiders know another of theirs

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With the wild card games in the books, we know four more spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order.

And the Raiders are beginning to visualize more of their long-term plan.

The losers of the most recent games will occupy the 21st through 24th spots in order, with the Seahawks, Ravens, Texans, and Bears falling in line with the teams that missed the postseason.

The Bears, of course, traded their first-rounder to the Raiders as part of the package for pass-rusher Khalil Mack, which means the Raiders will select fourth and 24th. They have another first-rounder coming their way, with the Cowboys pick (for wide receiver Amari Cooper) being set when their season ends.

Here’s a look at the draft order as it stands after the wild card games:

1. Cardinals 3-13

2. 49ers 4-12

3. Jets 4-12

4. Raiders 4-12

5. Buccaneers 5-11

6. Giants 5-11

7. Jaguars 5-11

8. Lions 6-10

9. Broncos 6-10

10. Bills 6-10

11. Bengals 6-10

12. Packers 6-9-1

13. Dolphins 7-9

14. Falcons 7-9

15. Washington 7-9

16. Panthers 7-9

17. Browns 7-8-1

18 Vikings 8-7-1

19. Titans 9-7

20. Steelers 9-6-1

21. Seahawks 10-6

22. Ravens 10-6

23. Texans 11-5

24. Raiders (via Bears 12-4)

28 responses to “Four more spots of draft order set, Raiders know another of theirs

  1. As a Bears fan, would have liked to see Mack come up bigger yesterday but it is what it is. Still think we will come out with the better end of the deal in the long run.

  2. Trader Rick has been nothing of the sort since getting fleeced by Philly in the Sam Bradford debacle. This is definitely a SB or bust year for Spielman & Zimmer. They will both be gone next year.

  3. Hasnivek: Not accurate. The Bills and Broncos are both sitting at identical 6-10 records with identical 0.523 Strength of Schedules. Their order will be determined at the combine via coin flip. Remember last year when we had to flip against the Raiders?


  4. nm9erholic says:
    January 7, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Hasnivek: Not accurate. The Bills and Broncos are both sitting at identical 6-10 records with identical 0.523 Strength of Schedules. Their order will be determined at the combine via coin flip. Remember last year when we had to flip against the Raiders?
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    Bill’s pick 9th, from the NFL-
    “The tie between Buffalo and Denver for the 9th and 10th position was broken by conference tie-breakers. Since both
    clubs had the same conference record (4-8), their win-loss-tie percentages in common games is applied. Since both clubs
    had the same record in common games (1-4), their win-loss-tied percentage in strength of victory is applied. Since
    Buffalo (.411) had a lower win-loss-tie percentage in strength of victory than Denver (.464), they are given priority in the
    draft order”

  5. Mack is a big part of the turn around in Chicago. They went from cellar-dweller to division champs. Given Gruden’s inability to draft, the Bears have already come out on the better end of that trade.

  6. The goal of every team every year is to win the Super Bowl, the Bears didn’t get it done and they’re missing two 1st round picks.

    That’s not winning, that’s losing.

  7. I’m looking forward to seeing what Eric DeCosta does with the Ravens this offseason. Joe is likely gone and that will free up over 10 million in cap space. They need upgrades along the O-Line, a safety and pass rusher to start. There are also players going into free agency that they need to make decisions on (Omwausor, Suggs, Brown, Mosley, RG3 and Edwards to name a few).

  8. The 24 is a great spot for us in our first of two 1st round picks (2020) from the Bears. Dalton Risner should be available somewhere in that range. Risner is a strong right tackle who can also play guard.

  9. No way the Raiders take Risner @ 24 or any other offensive lineman for that matter. It’s going to be edge, linebacker, WR, or perhaps a CB. I would love to see Oakland land Williams at 4 or trade back. Can’t wait to see Mayock work his magic.

  10. djcologne says:
    January 7, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    No way the Raiders take Risner @ 24
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    I agree, one other possibility is safety. Draft is pretty deep at TE as well and could see them take one day 2. As far as RT we have enough cap space to go after the Bears RT if we really want to. He is solid, and Bears will now have cap issues after the mack deal. They are going to need to keep space for other guys that are coming up.

  11. jjackwagon says:
    January 7, 2019 at 9:23 am
    Mack is a big part of the turn around in Chicago. They went from cellar-dweller to division champs. Given Gruden’s inability to draft, the Bears have already come out on the better end of that trade.
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    I will bring you up to speed….Gruden hired Mayock to help with the draft.

  12. I will bring you up to speed….Gruden hired Mayock to help with the draft___________________________________________________

    Doubtful Mayock will be allowed in the War Room. Gruden is a total control freak. Fact.

  13. Gruden-Mayock are taking CB Greedy Williams if he is there at #4. And don’t expect to see them take a WR or edge rusher late in round one who can be put on the spot as a direct comparison to Mack or Cooper. They won’t want to lay that kind of pressure on a youngster.

    There are plenty of quality edge rushers available via free agency. Seattle’s DE Frank Clark would be a great fit and quality replacement for Mack. Starting guard Osemele is gone with his decline in play and high salary cost (I think he’s $10 million this year). Gruden-Mayock will likely go OL-LB-RB with the late first round picks.

  14. It’s a QB league and the Bears are going as far as Mitch Trubisky takes them. This was only year two for him and he’s starting to show why he was drafted so early. He’ll continue to improve. Khalil Mack doesn’t stand out on tape as the best defender on that nasty defense of theirs’. Once the media learns the names of some of their other star players they won’t be hyping Mack as much. I think both teams are happy they made the trade, and we haven’t even gotten to the draft yet. It’s going to be 4 or 5 years before the real verdict comes in.

  15. jjackwagon says:
    January 7, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Mack is a big part of the turn around in Chicago. They went from cellar-dweller to division champs. Given Gruden’s inability to draft, the Bears have already come out on the better end of that trade.

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    You might be right in the long run but let’s give it time. Bowing out of the playoffs in the first round is hardly on the better end of the trade “already.”

  16. The Bears are on the better end of this trade. They’ve improved an already good defense and made it great. They got an established Top 5 defensive player while the Raiders get two 1st round tickets to make educated guesses on prospects- Mack for the 24th pick in the 2019 draft is a home run. And in 2020, the Raiders and Bears are simply swapping 1st and 2nd round picks, and if the trend continues, those picks could only be 5-10 slots apart. I’m sure Raider fans are excited about these picks. Who could be the next Gareon Conley, Karl Joseph, or Kolton Miller?

  17. You fail to realize what else the Raiders are getting out of this.

    Mack just got $60 million up front from the Bears with $90 million guaranteed. This means the Raiders will have that money available to spend on free agents that would have been otherwise paid to Mack had we kept him. So besides the Bears two 1st round picks, 3rd and 6th (2019) round picks for the Raiders 2nd (2020) and 5th (conditional 2020). We also will be signing 3-5 high level starters via free agency in place of Mack.

  18. frank booth says:
    January 7, 2019 at 4:43 pm
    . I’m sure Raider fans are excited about these picks. Who could be the next Gareon Conley, Karl Joseph, or Kolton Miller?
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    Of course we are. We already know we got a mid-late first rd pick with the Bears pick this year. As far as those Picks, Karl Joseph has his best year as a pro finishing with a 74.5 grade on PFF, and Conley finished up with a catch rate of only 54%, and a passer rating of 72.8. Solid #’s after terrible #’s in the start of the season….They are being developed. Kolton Miller- say what you want- no doubt he struggled at time, but he also held his own against some of the best. After all he is is a rookie and has nothing but upside as he too gets developed and groomed at LT. I think Leno Jr had a great season, but would love to see the Raiders try to sign Massie to go opposite of Miller. Love the hate!

    Go Raiders!

  19. Cool. As long as we’re using PFF, Bears 4th Rounder Eddie Jackson was ranked the best safety by PFF. Karl Joseph, the 14th pick in the 1st round in 2016, was 25th. Gareon Conley? 67th best cornerback. Kolton Miller, the 69th best tackle. Had an injury history at UCLA and seems to be continuing that. It may be the case that these guys are improving or will improve. I suppose we’ll see what happens with Gruden and Co. and what happens with better players around them. I have no problems with the Raiders doing well on the Mack trade. It has no bearing on what happens with Mack and the results of the Raiders drafts neither devalue or validate what occurs with the Bears and Mack. Different teams at different stages.

  20. Will Houston be able to get one of the top ranked tackles at 23? Or do you think they would need to trade up?

  21. With the recent DB lot playing well at the end of the year when healthy, I seriously doubt they go young again in the D backfield maybe vet safety so there’s no more “Nelson burnt toast”.

    RB group will be solid as Warren will come back strong. Maybe a look at bell but other than that it O line and D line with LB if avail or experienced Veteran.

    The big question is at WR. There will be many to choose from and Freddy has a great eye obviously with his award.
    ( if you don’t think that matters, then I remind you we had one FB award winner on each end of the line a year ago)

    It will really depend on those few teams working deals from behind us to in front of us in the draft. IF those in front of us won’t budge, then we have some gains to be made most likely. The top DL won’t fall to us.

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