Raiders news: Recent draft value at NFL bottom
There’s a lot of hope and confidence in new Las Vegas Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler when it comes to advancing the draft.
We don’t yet know what Ziegler’s six-man draft class this year will do for the franchise, but we do know the Raiders are in dire need of better overall draft classes. We all know the team has struggled in most recent draft classes.
According to Pro Football Focus, they have been bottom of the league. PFF conducted a five-year study from 2017-21 and found the Raiders earned the least value in the entire league during that time.
I wanted a quick look at how each team fared over the previous five NFL drafts. Positive Lost Wars are players producing a ➕WAR who are no longer part of the drafted team. pic.twitter.com/SHs21Zc1iM
— Benjamin Brown (@PFF_BenBrown) May 19, 2022
Reggie McKenzie led the Raiders’ draft in 2017, while Jon Gruden was in charge from 2018-21. Of course, Mike Mayock was part of the Raider’s draft brain trust from 2019-2021.
Yes, there were hits during this time like Kolton Miller, Maxx Crosby and Hunter Renfrow. But there were also major puffs in most years, including Gareon Conley, Clelin Ferrell and Damon Arnette to name a few.
Of course, the Raiders can’t do anything about those mistakes now. They can only hope that Ziegler changes the trend.