Raiders get second pick in OTPA draft
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says he’s going to have to wait until the end of the draft to get a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, which the team will use on two players who could be a part of his team.
McKenzie said Wednesday he’ll have to sit down with team president Reggie McKenzie and select a quarterback and a running back before selecting a runningback or quarterback in the draft.
McKenzie, who was on a late-night conference call Wednesday, said he’s trying to get his team’s future quarterback and running back drafted before the end the month.
McKenzie didn’t specify when the draft will be held.
The Raiders also have a quarterback in place for next season, but they won’t be getting a first-round choice in the 2019 draft, as they’ll get one in the second round.
The draft picks they do get are expected to be among the top five picks in the first round, although McKenzie said he hasn’t been told who they are.
McKenzie also said the team is not expected to select a running player in the top 20 of the first or second rounds.
McKenzie and general manager Trent Baalke announced the draft trade Wednesday night and confirmed it on the team’s website.
McKenzie’s comments follow the departure of offensive coordinator Greg Olson and defensive coordinator Greg Williams, who both left to become head coaches.