Round 1, Pick 15: Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State
The Raiders are protecting Carr quite well through two weeks of the season, but if there is room for improvement, it is in the run game as second-year back Josh Jacobs is averaging less than four yards per carry on the ground to start the season. Additionally, both of the starting offensive guards for the Raiders have no guaranteed money beyond the 2020 season and can be parted with in Gabe Jackson and Richie Incognito.
If there is a hole on the offensive side of the football for the Raiders, it is the interior of their offensive line. Rodney Hudson continues to play at a high level, but he too is playing out the back end of his career as he is getting up there in age. In order to address this issues, the Raiders select Ohio State offensive guard Wyatt Davis with their first round pick here in this 2021 NFL Mock Draft.
An absolute mauler along the Buckeyes’ interior offensive line and enters the 2020 season as this writer’s top interior offensive lineman in the 2020 NFL Draft class. He opted out, then opted back in after the Big Ten announced their October start date for their season, and now will look to put even more great tape in his portfolio.
He has decent mobility, great hands, and the physicality that matches the mentality of the Black Hole. With the futures of Incognito and Jackson still hanging in limbo, the Raiders take Davis here and plug one of the few holes on their roster.