As a lead-up to the 2024 NFL draft, we’ve broken down the current depth chart of every NFL team and identified the biggest draft and team needs for the Las Vegas Raiders.

You can find additional team-by-team draft needs articles and other draft content on our 2024 NFL Draft Hub.

Who Did the Las Vegas Raiders Select in the 2024 NFL Draft?

The Las Vegas Raiders selected Brock Bowers (TE, Georgia) with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Raiders also drafted:

  • Jackson PowersJohnson (C, Oregon)
  • Delmar Glaze (OT, Maryland)
  • Decamerion Richardson (CB, Miss St.)
  • Tommy Eichenberg (LB, Ohio State)
  • Dylan Laube (RB, New Hampshire)
  • Trey Taylor (S, Air Force)
  • M.J. Devonshire (CB, Pitt)

Las Vegas Raiders Needs: Top Positions of Need in 2024

  1. Quarterback
  2. Offensive Line
  3. Defensive Back

What Picks Do the Las Vegas Raiders Have in 2024?

The Las Vegas Raiders have 8 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, including:

  • Round 1 (13)
  • Round 2 (44)
  • Round 3 (77)
  • Round 4 (112)
  • Round 5 (148)
  • Round 6 (208)
  • Round 7 (223)
  • Round 7 (229)

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Las Vegas Raiders Draft Capital Stats

Our Sharp Draft Value Rank is a valuation of draft capital based on a combination of average performance delivered and average dollars earned on second contracts.

This is based on two public models: performance delivered based on draft slot (the AV model created by Chase Stuart) and contractual earnings in non-rookie deals based upon draft slot (the OTC model created by Brad Spielberger and Jason Fitzgerald).

  • Raiders Sharp Draft Value Rank: 13 of 32 teams
  • Raiders AV Model Draft Value Rank: 13 of 32 teams
  • Raiders OTC Model Draft Value Rank: 13 of 32 teams

Las Vegas Raiders Draft Value vs. Other Teams:

The Raiders ’ draft value is 2% lower than the league average of all 32 teams. 12 other teams have more draft value entering the 2024 NFL Draft.

Raiders Draft Value Infographic

Las Vegas Raiders Draft Prediction:

Brendan Donahue has the Raiders selecting Terrion Arnold (CB, Alabama) with the 13th overall pick in his most recent 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Mock draft expert Ryan McCrystal believes the Raiders could target a cornerback like Terrion Arnold (CB, Alabama) with their top pick at No. 13 overall in the first round.

Las Vegas Raiders Strength of Schedule, 2024

The Las Vegas Raiders have the ninth-hardest NFL strength of schedule for the 2024 NFL season.

2024 NFL Strength of Schedule Infographic

Las Vegas Raiders Offense: Depth Chart, Analysis & Draft Needs

Rich Hribar breaks down the offensive depth chart by position for the Las Vegas Raiders, identifying areas where the team could improve in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Raiders Offense Infographic

Quarterback Depth Chart, Raiders:

  1. Gardner Minshew
  2. Aidan O’Connell
  3. Anthony Brown

We have been on a run of teams that are grasping for life at the quarterback position.

The Raiders are in a similar situation as both the Vikings and Broncos, and they pick after those two teams in the first round.

After bricking out with Jimmy Garoppolo last season, the Raiders are drifting towards a quarterback competition this summer between Aidan O’Connell and Gardner Minshew.

O’Connell was selected in the fourth round of last year’s draft (No. 135 overall).

He made 10 starts as a rookie, with the Raiders going 5-5 in those games.

The .500 record could be questioned.

The Raiders did have a win against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs as part of those five, but O’Connell only threw for 62 yards in that game and did not complete a pass over the final three quarters.

The other four wins that the Raiders had with O’Connell starting were against Daniel Jones/Tommy DeVito, Zach Wilson, Easton Stick, and Jarrett Stidham.

O’Connell ended his rookie experience completing 62.1% of his passes (27th among qualifying passers) for 6.5 yards per pass attempt (25th).

He threw 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions, finishing 23rd in EPA per dropback (-0.04), and 25th in success rate (39.6%).

Minshew ended the 2023 season starting a career-high 13 games for the Colts, going 7-6 with one of his wins coming against the Raiders.

Minshew completed 62.2% of his passes (26th) for 6.7 Y/A (23rd), closing the season 18th in EPA per dropback (-0.01) and 27th in success rate (39.2%) among the 32 passers that qualified for the league’s passer rating.

Since Minshew entered the league in 2019, he ranks 34th in success rate per dropback, right behind Mac Jones and right ahead of Desmond Ridder.

The Raiders do not have a lot of avenues to land one of the top rookie quarterbacks, but the odds that they currently have their future long-term starting quarterback on the roster are extremely low.

Running Back Depth Chart, Raiders:

  1. Zamir White
  2. Alexander Mattison
  3. Ameer Abdullah
  4. Brittain Brown
  5. Tyreik McAllister
  6. Sincere McCormick

The run game for Las Vegas took a step back last season from the year before.

After finishing ninth in the NFL in rushing yardage from their backfield in 2022, the Raiders were 21st last season.

Their running backs ended the season ranking 23rd in yards per rush (3.9 YPC), 22nd in success rate (34.6%), and 30th in explosive run rate (5.6%).

Josh Jacobs has moved on in free agency this offseason, opening the door for Zamir White to build on the end of last season.

White started over the final four weeks of the season, running the ball 84 times over that stretch, tied for the league lead.

White’s 4.7 YPC over those four weeks ranked 12th among running backs while his 38.1% success rate ranked 22nd.

His 8.3% explosive rate ranked 26th while he rushed for a first down or touchdown on 20.6% of those rushes (28th).

In the half-season sample with what we saw from Antonio Pierce, we know what he is out to do.

Over their games under Pierce, the Raiders posted a 47.9% dropback rate when leading on the scoreboard, which was 29th in the league.

When trailing, that rate spiked up to 64.6%, which was 18th in the league.

When White was on the field for the Raiders, they ran the football 52.2% of the time.

With Jacobs, that rate was 46.0%.

When leading and White was on the field, the Raiders ran the ball 61.0% of the time.

The only running backs with a higher run rate per snap when leading were Najee Harris (71.0%), Tyler Allgeier (68.9%), Kenneth Walker (63.6%), and Derrick Henry (63.6%).

Since White still has a small sample size in the NFL and largely profiles as an early-down thumper, the Raiders retained Ameer Abdullah to play in passing situations and added Alexander Mattison as veteran depth.

Abdullah played 126 snaps on third downs last season while White only played 13.

Out of 49 running backs with 100 or more rushes during the regular season, Mattison was 39th in EPA per rush (-0.17) and 47th in the rate of runs to result in a first down or touchdown (15.6%).

There are certainly question marks here in this backfield, but the Raiders are unlikely to throw more than a Day 3 draft pick at the position if they use any capital at all.

Wide Receiver Depth Chart, Raiders:

  1. Davante Adams
  2. Jakobi Meyers
  3. Tre Tucker
  4. D.J. Turner
  5. Kristian Wilkerson

Davante Adams caught 103 passes last season, his fourth consecutive season grabbing 100 or more passes.

The Raiders did everything that they could to try to feed Adams in 2023.

He led the NFL with 33.0% of his team’s targets and 45.0% of his team’s air yards.

Adams was targeted 175 times overall, second in the league behind CeeDee Lamb.

Only Tyreek Hill (36.6%) was targeted at a higher rate per route than Adams was (30.2%) last season.

Unfortunately, not all of those targets were on the mark.

18.9% of the targets that Adams had last season were deemed as inaccurate throws per TruMedia.

The only wide receiver with a higher rate of inaccurate targets who also had over 100 targets last season was Marquise Brown (19.0%).

29.7% of the targets Adams had on throws 10 or more yards downfield were inaccurate. The league rate for wide receivers was 21.8%.

After scoring 10 touchdowns from outside of the red zone in 2022, Adams had two of those touchdowns in 2023.

Struggling to successfully get Adams the ball downfield regularly, he ended the season averaging just 11.1 yards per reception, his fewest yards per grab since 2015.

But even when he caught the ball short, Adams averaged only 3.3 yards after the catch per reception last season, his fewest since 2015.

Adams will turn 32 this December.

The Raiders still have him on the books for two more seasons after this one, but they have realistic outs after this season should they explore moving on.

Jakobi Meyers caught 71 balls for 807 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns in his first season with the Raiders. He also rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another.

Not spectacular yet reliable, Meyers has been a steady producer, averaging at least 4.0 receptions for 50.0 yards per game in each of the past four seasons.

The depth here immediately tails off after Adams and Meyers.

The Raiders only have five wideouts currently under contract.

They selected Tre Tucker in the third round last season.

Tucker caught 19 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.

Averaging a robust 17.1 yards per reception, Tucker averaged 18.4 air yards per target, second in the NFL.

41.2% of his targets were on throws 20 or more yards downfield, which was third in the league.

He is a solid speed threat to complement the veterans here, but we need to see more of a rounded game from Tucker to prevent the Raiders from inevitably needing to add to the position.

While not a major need since their immediate top three wideouts are in place, we should anticipate the Raiders adding depth here to the position.


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