But this is the first year since 2013 that they've selected in the top 10, now all the way up at No. 8.
Shortly after Keim's press conference, Murray cancelled his top-30 visit with the Washington Redskins, who are slated to pick 15th. Would they still pass on those in pursuit of that extra road grader?
The Raiders have a compelling case to trade down in the 2019 NFL Draft. Daniel Jeremiah released his third mock draft Tuesday and has the Lions taking Alabama offensive lineman Jonah Williams over a number of hyped defenders, from LSU linebacker Devin White to Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat to MI edge rusher Rashan Gary to Florida State edge rusher Brian Burns. "They have the left tackle they want, or they have the right tackle they want".
The narrative gained even more traction a few weeks later when new coach Kliff Kingsbury said "everything's on the table" with the first pick. Defensively, they've brought back corner E.J. Gaines and added another in Kevin Johnson as they look to improve a unit that ranked second in the league a year ago. He's a tackle who has modeled his game after the ultimate technician in Joe Thomas, but some believe his physical limitations at 6 feet 4 inches and 302 pounds could suggest a move inward to guard.
Perhaps the biggest need, however, is edge-rusher. This would give Allen the flexibility to run or pass out of most two-tight end sets. After all, the last time he and Robinson played on the same offensive line they were able to lead the Crimson Tide to a national championship, and combining their skills again may help the Jags do the same on the professional level.
Even though Oakland selected him with the No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will await his fate later this month to find out if the Cardinals plan on taking him with the #1 overall draft pick and trade Josh Rosen, the QB they took just past year.