Raiders select Clemson’s Ferrell with No. 4 pick
The Oakland Raiders used the fourth pick in the draft on Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell in hopes of finding the edge rusher to replace Khalil Mack.
Coach Jon Gruden and first-year general manager Mike Mayock passed up pass rushers rated higher by most analysts like Kentucky’s Josh Allen and Houston’s Ed Oliver to select Ferrell on Thursday.
Ferrell had 111⁄2 sacks last season and finished with 27 sacks in 84 career games. The Raiders have two more first-round picks: No. 24 thanks to last season’s Mack trade to Chicago and the 27th pick after trading receiver Amari Cooper to Dallas.