Raiders select Malcolm Koonce with the No. 79 pick

With the No. 79 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders selected Malcolm Koonce, a defensive end out of Buffalo. During four years at the University of Buffalo, the pass rusher totaled 109 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, and 17 sacks. Weighing in at 249 pounds and standing 6-foot-2, Koonce is long and fluid and uses his athleticism to explode off the line of scrimmage.
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NFL draft 2021: Thoughts on Raiders picks of Malcolm Koonce, Divine Deablo

In a whirlwind, the Las Vegas Raiders predictably, and wisely, concentrated on defense on the second day of the NFL draft. After scoring big on a falling TCU safety Trevon Moehrig at No. 43, the Raiders took Buffalo pass-rusher Malcolm Koonce at No. 79 and then took Virginia Tech tweener linebacker/safety Divine Deablo at No. 80.
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Report of Raiders’ front office friction: ‘Bunch of BS’

After reports surfaced on Friday morning indicating that possible friction in the Raiders’ front office could lead to a big shake-up, a person with knowledge of the club’s thinking termed the speculation a “bunch of BS.”. The report came via Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network and said: “Word in...
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Detailing the first-round talent available for the Raiders heading into Day Two

The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft has come to a close, and it didn't lack drama. Everyone knew what was going to happen with the No. 1 overall pick and the Jacksonville Jaguars didn't disappoint, selecting Trevor Lawrence. Everything after that though was a total guessing game with surprise picks and trades happening left and right.

Trevon Moehrig: The Raiders 'were planning to come get me' all along

Many didn't think top safety prospect Trevon Moehrig would still be on the board Round 2 in the Raiders reach – but when life gives you lemons, you better make some good lemonade. The Las Vegas Raiders traded up from the No. 48 spot with former bay rival San Francisco,...
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Raiders get their safety in Trevon Moehrig, swinging deal with 49ers

The Raiders went into the draft with two glaring needs and filled them both in with their first two picks, trading up to select free safety Trevon Moehrig of TCU Friday night one day after taking right tackle Alex Leatherwood. Originally scheduled to select at No. 48, the Raiders watched...
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Las Vegas Raiders double up on defense with Divine Deablo at No. 80

The Las Vegas Raiders further shore up the defense by selecting Divine Deablo out of Virginia Tech with the 80th overall pick. The Las Vegas Raiders had a major need at safety coming into the NFL Draft and they used their second-round pick on TCU’s Trevon Moehrig. They doubled up on the position and on the defensive side of the ball with a player in Divine Deablo who can play both linebacker and safety.

Las Vegas Raiders NFL draft picks 2021: Analysis for every selection

The 2021 NFL draft was held April 29 through May 1 and every Las Vegas Raiders' draft pick will be analyzed here. After last season's virtual draft, Cleveland played host to festivities this year with a handful of potential draft picks present and socially distanced because of COVID-19. Here's a...

Raiders Mailbag: We're down to the wire on the 2021 NFL Draft

I personally believe that the chances the Raiders trade up could be a lot higher than them trading back. While the Silver and Black has a lot of talent to choose from at No. 17, it wouldn't be surprising to see them use the draft capital they acquired in offseason trades to make a splash in the first round. If the Raiders are sold on talent such as Micah Parsons, Rashawn Slater or Patrick Surtain II, there's a high chance they would have to draft up to get them.

Art Shell issues statement on the passing of Mike Davis

I am sitting here with a heavy heart since I found out Raider Nation has lost a great former player in Mike Davis. He was a great player for the Raiders. Better yet, he was a great person. He was someone you could easily talk to. He was smart and had great perception of what was happening in the world of football but also in everyday life. He was a leader in our locker room early on. As a person you couldn't find anybody better. He was a loving husband to his wife and their two sons.

Players to keep an eye on for the Raiders at pick 48

The Raiders’ first-round selection received a lot of criticism yesterday, so I’m excited to see what Day 2 brings. Las Vegas has a second round pick at No. 48, and back-to-back third rounders at 79 and 80. Here are a look at some notable names that would be great selections...

Raiders sign TE Carson Williams

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent TE Carson Williams, the club announced Monday. Williams, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end, joins the Silver and Black for his first NFL season. He played basketball for two years (2016-17) at Northern Kentucky before transferring to Western Kentucky for his remaining three collegiate seasons (2018-20).
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2021 NFL Draft: 3 players the Las Vegas Raiders should trade up for

Trading up in the draft is not something the Las Vegas Raiders have done often over the last twenty years, but if they were to do so this year, who could they target?. I do not believe the Las Vegas Raiders will trade up for anyone, and if they do trade up from pick 17, I believe the furthest they could move up would be to pick 14. The Raiders do not have enough capital to get too far, but if one of these players starts to fall, and the Raiders really want them, they could make a move.

Reactions: The Raiders get tougher on defense with Malcolm Koonce and Divine Deablo

The Raiders continue their efforts to ramp up their defense with their two third-round picks. The Silver and Black selected defensive end Malcolm Koonce out of Buffalo at No. 79, and the Raiders have historically had massive success in the past selecting edge rushers from FCS schools such as Hall of Famer Howie Long from Villanova, Raiders current sack leader Maxx Crosby from Eastern Michigan and former Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack, who, like Koonce, attended Buffalo. Koonce racked up 14 sacks in the 19 games he played for the Bulls.