Raiders Trade Up for Former LSU Pass Rusher Arden Key

The was one glaring omission through the first four rounds though.

Q: What can you tell us about your health right now and the timeline for when you'll be ready to go?

To get Hall, Oakland shipped the 41st overall pick to Tennessee in exchange for the 57th and 89th overall picks.

He later met with cardiologists at the University of MI and Harvard, and they cleared him to resume playing football.

Coach Jon Gruden spoke to Hurst by phone as the selection was finalized. This means he wants to have a game plan that is more run based, brute force football. "But we've got no doubts about you, got me?" In this case, those actions are to draft talent on both lines. Roughly from the fourth round that's very very good value for him and you know they they've they've got clearly mapped out there that Wilson give aid.

That elevated Key into first-round draft consideration but he took a step back during a turbulent junior season, taking a leave of absence from the team for personal reasons and showing up at camp overweight after undergoing shoulder surgery. "Then on the outside, you've got [2018 third-round pick] Arden Key, you've got [former first-round pick] Bruce Irvin, you've got [2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Pro] Khalil Mack, you're getting after some quarterbacks".

That team proved that a deep defensive line is the fastest way to creating an elite defense.

Arden Key was a player who had top end talent, being in the first round of many mock drafts previous year.

Key, though, fell into the third round and into the Raiders' lap because of off-the-field issues that clouded his past year. Many projected him to be picked in the second or third round Friday. Assuming that isn't an issue, he will be a productive defensive lineman at the National Football League level.

If Hurst heart condition does not affect his play the Raiders decision to draft him could go down as the biggest draft move of all time.

Parker's selection came on the heels of the Raiders drafting Kolton Miller with the 15th overall pick. Hall (Round 2, Pick 25) and North Carolina A&T offensive tackle Brandon Parker (Round 3, Pick 1). Penn may not have much time left, so it is not a bad idea to draft a player who has a chance to fill his role as soon as the opportunity presents itself.

Oakland rounded out its 2018 draft by picking Oklahoma State wide receiver Marcell Ateman with the 228th pick and trading 2016 second-round defensive lineman Jihad Ward to the Cowboys for return specialist and receiver Ryan Switzer. Gruden has a vision of how he wants this team to look next season. Before all this happened, he was a sure-fire first-round pick.

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