Jon Gruden and Vegas’ future team looked comfortable gambling. The first six picks are terrific athletes, and all but Hurst remain raw. Nelson (knee) and Hurst (heart) have medical issues; Key and Martavis Bryant (acquired for No. 79) bring character concerns. It all feels like too much risk, and Oakland’s leaky defense still needs more help at linebacker and cornerback.
Maurice Hurst might be the best player Oakland took in the whole draft. Nobody knows how the heart irregularity, found during a physical at the combine, will affect his future, but his slide gave the Raiders great value and a much-needed interior rusher.
Brandon Parker is long and a terrific athlete for the position but needs time to develop. If Tom Cable can polish this gem properly, he could be a future star.