The Raiders didn't do a lot of wheeling and dealing in the 2020 NFL Draft. They mostly stayed put, especially with their earlier picks, and locked down several players they wanted in slots already owned.
The Silver and Black were done earlier than most, using their last pick in the fourth round before going dormant for the rest of the draft. They went heavy on receivers, cornerbacks and Clemson products, all expected moves considering the team's needs and love for Dabo Swinney's program.
They went with two receivers plus a versatile skill player, two cornerbacks and hybrid linebacker and an interior lineman. They also went heavy on top power programs, with two players from Clemson, one from Ohio State and three from the SEC. Only Louisiana Tech cornerback Amik Robertson played in a non-power-5 conference.
Let's take a look at the Raiders 2020 NFL draft class and how they were acquired:
No. 12 overall: WR Henry Ruggs, Alabama
No. 19: CB Damon Arnette, Ohio State
No. 80: ATH Lynn Bowden, Kentucky
No. 81: WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
No. 100: LB/S Tanner Muse, Clemson
-- Pick acquired from New England. Raiders traded No. 91 and No. 159 to Patriots for No. 100, No. 139 and No. 172.
No. 109: Guard Jon Simpson, Clemson
-- Pick acquired from Detroit. Raiders traded No. 121 and No. 172 to Lions for No. 109.
No. 129: CB Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech
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Raiders 2020 NFL Draft picks: Seven players Mike Mayock, Jon Gruden took originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area