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2019 Schedule
4-12, 4th in AFC West

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have selected Mississippi State safety Jonathan Abram with the No. 27 overall pick, addressing a need in the secondary. Abram, who played his freshman season at Georgia, had five sacks and two interceptions in two seasons at Mississippi State. He is a hard hitter who played 17 of his 38 snaps as a primary defender while lined up in the slot, and his 36 percent pressure percentage was highest in FBS among players with at least 50 pass rushes.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have selected Alabama running back Josh Jacobs with the No. 24 overall pick, addressing a need at running back. Especially with Marshawn Lynch reportedly leaning towards retirement. Jacobs runs with a similar punishing style but is more Charlie Garner than Beast Mode, and Jon Gruden loved Garner and his skillset coming out of the backfield.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Per ESPN's NFL Draft Projections, Josh Jacobs has a 25% chance to become a Pro Bowl-caliber player in his first three seasons. That's the highest chance among RBs in this year's class, but would have ranked no better than 4th among RBs in each of the previous two draft classes.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Josh Jacobs is a smart pick from the Raiders at No.24. The Alabama product has explosive traits as a runner. That's the short-area speed, plus the finishing power. And Jacobs will impact the passing game. Three-down ability in John Gruden's offense.

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Raiders start draft haul taking DE Ferrell at No. 4

The Oakland Raiders took Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick in Thursday's NFL draft. The Raiders have three picks in the first round.

Mina Kimes in shock after Raiders' Clelin Ferrell pick (0:29)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

It wasn't the player many expected, but there's no question Oakland needed to upgrade its pass rush. The Raiders' pass rush win rate last season was 36% — second-worst in the league. PRWR is an ESPN metric powered by NFL Next Gen Stats.

Raiders' fans puzzled with pick (0:26)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have selected Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the No. 4 overall pick, addressing a need at edge rusher. But even with 27 career sacks, including 11.5 sacks last fall, the Raiders could have seemingly traded down and still been able to draft him. He is seen as a high-character guy who the Raiders see as a foundation piece.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Clelin Ferrell has a 19% chance to become a Pro Bowl-caliber player in his first three seasons, per ESPN's NFL Draft Projections. Josh Allen, by comparison, has a 38% chance to reach that level in the same time frame.

Graziano: Raiders open to trading 4th overall pick (1:31)
Abram plays for his daughter, whose twin died during childbirth (0:53)
Jacobs slept everywhere but his bed until college (0:57)
Ferrell's military upbringing instilled life-long values (0:51)
Schefter: Raiders may draft RB following Lynch's retirement (1:04)
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Sources: Raiders' Lynch plans to retire again

Running back Marshawn Lynch, who spent the past two seasons playing for his hometown Raiders, is not planning to play football again, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Raiders select Oliver with No. 4 pick (1:18)
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Draft Night is Dark and Full of Terrors

Mina and Domonique Foxworth talk about why the Giants should not take a quarterback with either of their first round picks (14:15), whether or not Dwayne Haskins would be an upgrade over Jameis Winston in Tampa Bay (23:14), if they'd rather have unlimited queso or unlimited salsa (37:53), and if Domonique would hug Roger Goodell if he were a draft prospect this year (1:08:20).

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Barnwell Show: Ted Nguyen & Bill Connelly

Bill previews the NFL draft with Ted Nguyen of The Athletic (0:48) and Bill Connelly of SB Nation (24:25). Ted shares thoughts on players at the top of the draft via their tape as well as needs for his local squads the Raiders and 49ers. Plus, Bill dishes on the players rising up draft boards this late in the process and potential steals to keep an eye on, including the top QB's by the numbers.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards234.418th
Rushing Yards101.825th
Points For18.128th
Points Against29.2