Oakland Raiders Mock Draft 2015: Completing the Roster

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Aug 30, 2014; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Western Michigan Broncos quarterback Zach Terrell (11) looks to pass as Purdue Boilermakers defensive end Ryan Russell (99) closes in in the first half at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Round, 5: Ryan Russell

The Raiders like Benson Mayowa as depth at defensive end but they need more than that. They particularly need it at base-end behind Justin Tuck as you can never have enough edge-rushers. There’s a guy named Ryan Russell who’s 6’5″, 275 pounds, and pretty athletic, running a 4.7 in the 40.

He only had a couple of sacks in 2014 but that was more related to the scheme he played in than his ability. The Purdue Boilermakers switched their defense to the 3-4, where he was unable to use his burst off the edge. But if the Raiders take him and Tuck takes him under his wing, he can become a good player.

Next: Round, 6