Wednesday, 21 March, 2018

Raiders 2018 NFL Draft: Complete list of draft picks

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. He lost a coin toss Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. He lost a coin toss
Nellie Chapman | 04 March, 2018, 02:53

San Francisco's second-round pick, however, is ticketed for New England in exchange for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo per last season's trade. As such, the NFL conducted a coin flip at the NFL Combine to determine the draft order.

That pick is now in the possession of the Patriots following the Jimmy Garoppolo trade.

Less than two months after being informed he wouldn't be returning for the 2018 season on the coaching staff, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson got to hand the Raiders a loss of their own Friday. I think the worst part about it: "I got that glare that I used to get when I screwed up on the field from Chucky (Gruden)".

It was necessary because both clubs finished 6-10 and had identical strengths of schedule (.512), which is the tiebreaker for draft position.

This impacted the Patriots, because they are the owners of the 49ers' second-round pick. Had Oakland won the coin toss, the Patriots would have received the 41st overall pick. Both are looking for cornerbacks, linebackers and edge rushers, meaning players like Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson, Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith and UT-San Antonio's pass rusher Marcus Davenport could be at stake.

"One spot's a big deal", Lynch said.