Raiders surprise everyone, take Clelin Ferrell

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Well, that’s a surprise.

The Raiders shook up the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by taking Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell fourth overall.

Ferrell had 11.5 sacks for Clemson last year, but wasn’t widely considered a top-10 pick by many people.

He impressed with a strong performance against Alabama’s Jonah Williams in the national championship game, but this is still a major surprise.

The Raiders needed all the pass-rush help they could get, after managing a league-low 13 sacks last season after trading Khalil Mack

69 responses to “Raiders surprise everyone, take Clelin Ferrell

  1. LOL
    They trade MACK and burn a high draft pick on a low prospect.
    Brilliant Chuckles!

  2. No wonder they told the scouts to take a hike. They weren’t intent on following any of their advice.

  3. A player we probably could of drafted with one of our other first round picks this pick is just ridiculous Allen or White still on the board even one of the Michigan linebackers. This was a disappointing pick killed my draft hype buzz as a Raider fan….

  4. Mack was a worthless player – if you actually watch him play he routinely takes off a quarter in every game – sometimes a half – he is inconsistent and vastly overrated.

    And Aaron Donald is a joke – he is Mr Stat padder but disappeared totally in the playoffs – which makes him average and will never be great.

  5. This is a “Hey, we’re smarter than any of ya’ll” pick. Of course, they never are….

  6. All I know is there are plenty of suckers out there who believe the universal top 5 projected picks in virtually everyone’s mocks are sure fire locks for NFL success. These top 5 true believers have a lot to learn about NFL history.

    Go back every 10 years down from 2015 and see how that worked out.
    You won’t find many drafts that hit on all 5.
    ’15 Winston, Mariotta, Fowler, Cooper, Scherff
    ’14 Clowney, Robinson, Bortles, Watkins, Mack
    ’13 Fisher, Joekel, Jordan, Johnson, Ansah
    ’12 Luck, Griffin, Richardson, Kalil, Blackmon

    So if you think Murray, Bosa, Williams, Allen, Oliver are locks for success just because that’s what all the talking heads are saying. Know that they will very likely be wrong once again this year. And likely so will you if you think your team just struck gold in picking one of them.

  7. This is a Mayock pick plain and simple. I’m assuming they didn’t get a trade worth taking. Also Raider fans let the 1st round go by then you can cry all you want.

  8. Trading down is not as easy as the fools here think it is. i question the pick, but i haven’t done the intensive research the GMs have. Give it a few years and then decide, but trading down is rarely as easy as PFT experts think…

  9. Huge surprise but people saying they could have had him in the 20’s are clueless. How do you know? I’d you were such the expert you would have called this. Just cause of can read a few mock drafts had him sliding into the 20’s, it doesn’t mean you know anything. While Ferrell may not be the 4th best prospect he’s still an excellent prospect, and probably would have went in the teens. As for trading down, obviously nobody was wiling to package anything close to value.

  10. I feel like I left my girlfriend and now I feel bad every time i see her with her new man. We got Ferrell while we watch all these other teams with the girl we should have.

  11. While I’m relieved we didn’t pick a quarterback, selecting Clelin Ferrell was a shocker. We needed a pass rusher badly, but it’s a major disappointment that we passed on Josh Allen, whom I was hoping would be the choice. I really hope Ferrell sets the world on fire. Otherwise, we’ll be ruing this day for a long time.

  12. Dumb and Dumber just keep getting dumber! Thanks for being dumb and giving the Bills at a chance at Oliver. Wow!!! I can’t laugh any more at the Raiders, they just keep doing it to them selves.

  13. Ferrell has overcome a ton of adversity in his life. He sets the edge better than any of the defensive ends that will be taken in round one. Has a great first step. Very strong kid who doesn’t get pushed around. Disruptive player with a combined 50+ sacks-tackles for losses over the past two year. Steps up in big games.

    Ferrell is the best defensive end in this class.

  14. Couldn’t pay a Hall of Fame talent a year ago, but now they reach essentially for his replacement in the next draft, lol. Hey, but Raider fans told us that they did the right thing. Raider fans, everybody is laughing at you and your GM off TV.

  15. My problem with taking a player like Ferrell is Wilkins. When a college team is really good, like a Clemson or an Alabama, it means they have loads of talent. That talent works well with players of like talent (but also hides a lot of flaws) playing against weaker opponents. Players like Mack stand out on Buffalo. While this was not a Mack for Ferrell trade (the Chicago pick is later in the 1st), without Mack the Raiders defense disappeared and solidified the draft position the Raiders ended up with.

  16. Hire a TV head coach and GM. Win TV prizes!

    Seriously, the worst first round drafting franchise in history. And they never disappoint!

  17. sigbouncer says:
    April 25, 2019 at 9:44 pm
    Ferrell has overcome a ton of adversity in his life. He sets the edge better than any of the defensive ends that will be taken in round one. Has a great first step. Very strong kid who doesn’t get pushed around. Disruptive player with a combined 50+ sacks-tackles for losses over the past two year. Steps up in big games.
    Ferrell is the best defensive end in this class.
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    Good Evening Jon and Mike, thanks for the laugh.

  18. sigbouncer says:
    April 25, 2019 at 9:44 pm
    Ferrell has overcome a ton of adversity in his life. He sets the edge better than any of the defensive ends that will be taken in round one. Has a great first step. Very strong kid who doesn’t get pushed around. Disruptive player with a combined 50+ sacks-tackles for losses over the past two year. Steps up in big games.
    Ferrell is the best defensive end in this class.
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    What scouting report you get that from Toys R Us? Nice copy and paste, wasted pick, and you know it.

  19. The raiders should have kept this pick a secret AFTER they made it, too. They should be embarrassed at such a reach.

  20. this guy is a great player, nobody remembers when they were picked. just if they were good., trading out options would have taken them away from the player. great pick, he is a stud run and pass player, 3 down, guy that would start on every team in the league. Only guy that he backup is Mack, and you’d start him on the other side in that case. they should draft his teammate dexter lawrence, they get the top safety, could transform that defense. BPA all the way for the Vegas entry in the NFL.

    Wallt Coleman!!!

  21. dejadoh says:
    April 25, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    My problem with taking a player like Ferrell is Wilkins. When a college team is really good, like a Clemson or an Alabama, it means they have loads of talent. That talent works well with players of like talent (but also hides a lot of flaws) playing against weaker opponents. Players like Mack stand out on Buffalo. While this was not a Mack for Ferrell trade (the Chicago pick is later in the 1st), without Mack the Raiders defense disappeared and solidified the draft position the Raiders ended up with.

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    This is true on how stacked Clemson’s line was. But go watch his play vs Jonah Williams. It was a great match up that saw Ferrell bully Williams at times. You really don’t get to see many elite defensive ends face off against an elite tackle like Williams one on one. That can tell you a lot about a guy like Ferrell as he will be going up against guys on Williams level every week in the NFL.

  22. This is true on how stacked Clemson’s line was. But go watch his play vs Jonah Williams. It was a great match up that saw Ferrell bully Williams at times. You really don’t get to see many elite defensive ends face off against an elite tackle like Williams one on one. That can tell you a lot about a guy like Ferrell as he will be going up against guys on Williams level every week in the NFL.
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    Amen! Ferrell is a great player…Consistently played well. He may not get 15+ Sacks per season but will consistently get 10-12, pressure the QB and make big plays in big spots (not a liability against the run either).

  23. sigbouncer says:
    April 25, 2019 at 9:02 pm
    All I know is there are plenty of suckers out there who believe the universal top 5 projected picks in virtually everyone’s mocks are sure fire locks for NFL success. These top 5 true believers have a lot to learn about NFL history.
    Go back every 10 years down from 2015 and see how that worked out.
    You won’t find many drafts that hit on all 5.
    ’15 Winston, Mariotta, Fowler, Cooper, Scherff
    ’14 Clowney, Robinson, Bortles, Watkins, Mack
    ’13 Fisher, Joekel, Jordan, Johnson, Ansah
    ’12 Luck, Griffin, Richardson, Kalil, Blackmon
    So if you think Murray, Bosa, Williams, Allen, Oliver are locks for success just because that’s what all the talking heads are saying. Know that they will very likely be wrong once again this year. And likely so will you if you think your team just struck gold in picking one of them.
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    And if you think the Raiders struck gold in reaching for Ferrell, you’re likely just as wrong.

  24. Prove once again they are the worst run organization in the league.lollollollollollol🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

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