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2017 NFL Mock Draft: Oakland Raiders Select ILB Raekwon McMillan at No. 24

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With the 24th pick in the 2017 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Oakland Raiders select...

Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio State

The selection and write-up were made by Ghenry518:

The Raiders need a middle linebacker who will avoid being a liability in coverage and be a run stopper. The Raiders sought to address the issue in free agency, but could not make a deal work. With Cunningham off of the board, the Raiders select Raekwon McMillan to fit the MLB role. McMillan's combine numbers helped answer questions about his athleticism and his production at Ohio State, former 5 star recruit status, and Butkus award winner signal McMillan has been the best or among them at every level of competition. McMillan has a phenomenal work ethic, is willingto play whatever position needed in the NFL, and is very coachable. The Oakland Raiders sift through some of the negative scouting reports and concerns about McMillan's athleticism and technique and uncover a phenomenal football player with good instincts that is an excellent fit at addressing a major need for the Oakland Raiders in the 2017 draft.

Pokorny: It would be the Raiders (well, maybe not the current Raiders) who would take McMillan, projected to be a third-round pick, with their first-round pick. This offense is so high-powered, but we saw their undoing in the playoffs last year when Derek Carr went down. To mitigate that, I’d add another offensive weapon to (potentially) make a backup quarterback’s life easy, and that’d be the next-highest tight end on the board.

The Houston Texans are up next, led by Darth_Batman.

2017 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Menocu DE Myles Garrett
2 San Francisco 49ers unoservix S Malik Hooker
3 Chicago Bears CTBuckeye DE Solomon Thomas
4 Jacksonville Jaguars UberTater RB Leonard Fournette
5 Tennessee Titans npchristman CB Marshon Lattimore
6 New York Jets jdreyfuss S Jamal Adams
7 Los Angeles Chargers unoservix S Jabrill Peppers
8 Carolina Panthers MConley17 TE O.J. Howard
9 Cincinnati Bengals Mudville DE Derek Barnett
10 Buffalo Bills The Bottom! WR Mike Williams
11 New Orleans Saints makeaplay59 DT Jonathan Allen
12 Cleveland Browns mrwhitman QB Mitch Trubisky
13 Arizona Cardinals Crawford_T WR Corey Davis
14 Philadelphia Eagles Gin_and_Tonic CB Gareon Conley
15 Indianapolis Colts fjblessi ILB Reuben Foster
16 Baltimore Ravens Suppa Bob DE Taco Charlton
17 Washington Redskins OhioCityBrownsBeliever LB Haason Reddick
18 Tennessee Titans Legoman0721 WR John Ross
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav S Obi Melifonwu
20 Denver Broncos poultman OT Ryan Ramczyk
21 Detroit Lions Mean Ol' Pete LB Zach Cunningham
22 Miami Dolphins anthszabo DE Charles Harris
23 New York Giants impulseCTRLissues OT Cam Robinson
24 Oakland Raiders Ghenry518 ILB Raekwon McMillan
25 Houston Texans Darth_Batman QB Deshaun Watson
26 Seattle Seahawks michael.hamper OT Garett Bolles
27 Kansas City Chiefs The Beast Mode QB Pat Mahomes
28 Dallas Cowboys Matt Wood CB Tre'Davious White
29 Green Bay Packers Robo Dawg RB Christian McCaffrey
30 Pittsburgh Steelers fj holden CB Kevin King
31 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 OL Forrest Lamp
32 New Orleans Saints troy145 RB Dalvin Cook
33 Cleveland Browns Ike5 S Budda Baker