The Raiders were one of the teams that made a surprise run at the draft in recent years, signing several top prospects, but not many players that would make an immediate impact.
Now that the draft is over, however, the Raiders could be a big winner by bringing in an impact player.
Let’s take a look at how they could be the beneficiaries of a trade that could send one of their draft picks to Oakland.1.
The Chiefs are in dire need of a defensive linemanThe Raiders had a lot of needs at defensive tackle and were reportedly interested in trading up to draft a defensive tackle.
That hasn’t happened so far, but they’re still working out a deal with the Chiefs, and if they do land the Raiders’ pick, the Chiefs could move up in the first round to grab an impact lineman.
The Chiefs have had a ton of issues at the defensive tackle position, and a trade up to select the Raiders first rounder would be a nice start for them to get back on track.
The Raiders are also one of several teams who have interest in former Florida State defensive lineman Dontari Poe.
They’re still looking for a nose tackle to replace the departed Dontavious White.
The Chargers, who also need help at the tackle position after losing both Derek Wolfe and Travis Lulay to free agency, could use a nose for a long-term deal.
The Raiders would be the obvious landing spot.2.
The Rams will look to move up for the Raiders in the second roundThe Rams have had their eye on trading up for a second-round pick this year, but have since been outbid by the Raiders for the first-round selection.
With that said, if they get the Raiders second-rounder and can trade up for another first-rounder, they could take on the Rams’ second-and-7 pick in this year’s draft.
The pick could go anywhere from No. 25 to No. 6.3.
The Steelers have interest at cornerbackThe Steelers are rumored to be interested in acquiring the Raiders fourth-round choice.
Pittsburgh has been in the market for a new corner for some time, and could use the opportunity to acquire a high-quality prospect.
That could include a cornerback like Stanford defensive end Shaq Thompson or Alabama cornerback Deiondre’ Hall.
The Bengals have been in a bidding war for several years, and have shown interest in moving up in order to get a quality cornerback like Kansas City’s Xavier Rhodes.
That said, the Bengals aren’t known for their ability to move draft picks, so they might not be the most likely landing spot for the team.
The Rams could also use the Raiders third-rounder.
The team was rumored to have a chance to trade up, and the Raiders would make sense to move back up in their draft.4.
The Falcons could make a move to acquire the Raiders pickThe Falcons have had some interest in acquiring a Raiders pick this offseason, and may have moved up to take a chance on the Raiders selection.
The problem is that the team may have a lot to lose if they choose to move on from their current pick.
The Falcons were in the middle of a losing streak in 2016 and could be looking to move in order for Atlanta to make a change in the future.
With a new GM in Atlanta, and with a few draft picks being moved up, the Falcons could use this chance to acquire an impact prospect like Stanford cornerback Darius Slay or Alabama safety Micah Hyde.
The Broncos, Falcons and Panthers could all be interested, as well.
The Steelers and Eagles could also be interested.
The Texans have also shown interest.
The Panthers could be interested if they can move up to the top of the draft.5.
The Ravens could make another moveThe Ravens may not be interested at all in trading their current first- and second-Round picks for the next round of picks.
However, they would like to add another impact player to the team to make up for lost time, especially if they lose veteran safety Eric Weddle in free agency.
That would be an ideal scenario if the Ravens could move to the bottom of the first or second rounds.
That wouldn’t be a stretch for the Ravens, who could use their fourth- and fifth-round picks as leverage to move down in order, and land an impact offensive lineman.
The Lions would be interested as well if they could get a big offensive lineman like Stanford offensive tackle Trent Richardson.
The Lions have had interest in the Raiders, Falcons, Broncos and Panthers in the past, but may not have the money to move the picks.
The Giants would be another team interested if their fourth and fifth picks were available, and Detroit would be in a position to get an offensive lineman if they moved down.6.
The Jets are in the hunt for a defensive endThe Jets may not even be interested once the draft finishes.
However the Jets could be in need of another edge rusher.
The Titans are