A sampling of grades issued for the Raiders 2017 draft from writers and and analysts throughout the country:
College Hotline: Pac-12 winners and losers from the NFL Draft (and a note on the ESPN layoffs)
Raiders boost depth and hit some key needs in NFL Draft
Getting to know the Raiders’ 2017 draft class
49ers draft recap: New regime wins debut
Getting to know 49ers’ 10 draft picks
Chris Burke, SI.com: B-minus — A very speculative group for a team that’s not many pieces from getting over the top. Gareon Conley is a potential bargain at No. 24, but he’s dealing with a rape allegation . . . How many of these players will provide a huge impact, either next year or in the near future?
Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com: B-minus — There was some risk in taking Ohio State corner Gareon Conley with is legal situation pending, but he is a top talent and could pay off big. The next three picks could also be big-time steals. Second-round safety Obi Melinfonwu had first-round talent.
Chad Reuter, NFL.com: B-plus — As long as Conley’s off-field issues are cleared up, the Raiders got the long, agile ballhawk they needed. Obi Melifonwu is a hard-hitting guy with nice speed Al Davis would have loved . . . they met their inside linebacker need with Marquel Lee form Wake Forest in Round 5.
Nate Davis, USA Today: C — High ceilings and low floors for the first three selections. CB Gareon Conley …read more
Source:: The Mercury News