Fans rip Raiders for surprising first-round pick
Most draft boards and mocks had Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell going in the mid-teens or twenties, but the Oakland Raiders didn’t bother waiting around and took him fourth overall.
The pick was viewed by many as a huge reach for coach Jon Gruden and new general manager Mike Mayock. Raiders fans at the draft looked stunned by the selection.
— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) April 26, 2019
This guy should be the Raiders new mascot pic.twitter.com/vrus8MFxKF
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) April 26, 2019
Plenty of experts and other observers were stunned by the selection as well.
Clelin Ferrell over Josh Allen? RRRRRrrraiders
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 26, 2019
Imagine replacing Khalil Mack with Clelin Ferrell
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) April 26, 2019
Jeremiah said Clelin Ferrell had the highest “character” of any top-20 prospect. But they couldn’t trade down to draft character?
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) April 26, 2019
you know clelin ferrell wasn’t supposed to go that high because he was at *home*
— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) April 26, 2019
The Raiders traded Mack just to draft Ferrell. pic.twitter.com/bSF8CV6hd8
— Trash Talk NFL (@TrashTalkNFL) April 26, 2019
Between what the Raiders did to their scouting department and this, Mayock and company are gaining a lot of skeptics. They’ve got a lot riding on this pick, and it’s a huge risk.