Raiders trade up for DB, strive for balance in latest 7-round NFL mock draft

Raiders trade up for DB, strive for balance in latest 7-round NFL mock draft

Raiders trade up for DB, strive for balance in latest 7-round NFL mock draft

With the 2017 NFL draft rapidly approaching, scouting projections and team’s plans have started to take on a much firmer shape. In said current climate, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie finds himself with a chance to fill most of his team’s needs April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

This mock draft strives to find that elusive balance between taking the best player available, or the player who fits the team’s needs more — while still netting the best results possible.

In order to make that happen, the Raiders do make one trade in order to secure an extremely talented player at a vital position.