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Mock draft: Raiders grab a cornerback

Cornerback William Jackson III of Houston is forecast as the Raiders pick at No. 14, but more likely, Reggie McKenzie trades down. (AP Photo)

Cornerback William Jackson III of Houston is forecast as the Raiders pick at No. 14, but more likely, Reggie McKenzie trades down. (AP Photo)

Note: Originally had Ravens, Titans flopped at No. 6 and No. 15, proper order has been restored . . .

How the first-round lines up according to NFL writer Jerry McDonald:

1. Los Angeles: QB Jared Goff, Cal–Mike Silver of the NFL Network, wired in to both Cal as well as the Rams, says it’s Goff. So it’s Goff.

2. Philadelphia: QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota St.–Is it just me, or do the Eagles seem just as screwed up without Chip Kelly as they were with Chip Kelly? Good luck, Carson.

3. San Diego: T Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi–Philip Rivers may just show up in Chicago and walk this pick up himself to make sure he gets some protection for his golden years. Continue Reading

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Raiders draft prospect: LB Myles Jack, UCLA

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack would only fall to No. 14 over concern about his surgically repaired knee.

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack would only fall to No. 14 over concern about his surgically repaired knee.

Last in a series of 14 profiles on potential selections by the Raiders with the No. 14 pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Position: Linebacker

Ht/Wt: 6-1, 245

College: UCLA

Year/age: Jr./20

Rank: No. 4 by NFLDraftscout.com, No. 2 Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network,  No. 6 by profootballfocus.com, No. 2 linebacker by Mike Mayock, NFL Network. Continue Reading

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Commissioner Roger Goodell on subject of Raiders and Las Vegas: `A decision of ownership’

Commissioner Roger Goodell says it will be up to ownership whether a team locates to Las Vegas. (AP photo)

Commissioner Roger Goodell says it will be up to ownership whether a team locates to Las Vegas. (AP photo)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” Wednesday and was asked by the host about the chances of Las Vegas getting a team during his tenure.

Here was the commissioner’s response:

“We don’t have a proposal. Ultimately, that’s a decision of the ownership. There are owners that will feel very strongly about continuing to support our position on gambling. There will be owners that will have a view about whether that’s the best market for us to be in. Whether there’s truly the fan support there. They will look at the stadium alternatives. And I think that’s what you do in any relocation and you do with any stadium alternative. Continue Reading

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Raiders draft prospect: LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia

Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has potential as an edge rusher and outside linebacker. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has potential as an edge rusher and outside linebacker. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

No. 13  in a series of profiles on potential selections by the Raiders with the No. 14 pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Position: Linebacker

 Ht/Wt: 6-6, 244

 College: Georgia

 Year/age: R-Jr./23

Rank: No. 18 by NFLDraftscout.com, No. 16 by Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network, No. 20 by profootballfocus.com, No. 2 edge rusher by Mike Mayock, NFL Network. Continue Reading

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Raiders draft prospect: S Karl Joseph, West Virginia

Karl Joseph photoNo. 12  in a series of profiles on potential selections by the Raiders with the No. 14 pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Position: Safety

Ht/Wt: 5-10, 205

College: West Virginia

Year/age: Sr./21

Rank: No. 46 by NFLdraftscout.com, No. 33 Daniel Jermiah, NFL Network, No. 44 by Profootballfocus.com, No. 2 safety by Mike Mayock, NFL Network. Continue Reading

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Raiders draft prospect: CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson

Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander excels at the kind of press coverage often used by Raiders cornerbacks. (AP photo)

Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander excels at the kind of press coverage often used by Raiders cornerbacks. (AP photo)

Eleventh in a series of profiles on potential selections by the Raiders with the No. 14 pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Position: Cornerback

Ht/Wt: 5-10, 190

College: Clemson

Year/age: R-soph/22

Rank: No. 28 by NFLDraftscout.com, No. 19 by Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network, No. 18 by Profootballfocus.com, No. 3 ranked cornerback by Mike Mayock, NFL Network.

Resume: Completion percentage in his area ranged from 29.6 according to NFLdraftscout.com to 33 percent according to profootballfocus.com _ excellent in either case. He gave up no touchdown passes. Was a freshman All-American at Clemson, played two seasons, missing true freshman year as a medical redshirt with a groin injury. Continue Reading

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Raiders draft prospect: LB Darron Lee, Ohio State

Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee could be hard to resist at No, 14 because of his speed and explosive play.

Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee could be hard to resist at No, 14 because of his speed and explosive play. (AP photo)

Tenth in a series of profiles on potential selections by the Raiders with the No. 14 pick in

the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Position: Outside linebacker

Ht/Wt: 6-2, 232

College: Ohio State

Year/age: R-soph/21

Rank: No. 11 by NFLDraftscout.com, No, 23 by Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network, No. 88 by Profootballfocus.com, No. 4 ranked linebacker by Mike Mayock, NFL Network. Continue Reading

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Raiders draft prospect: DT Sheldon Rankins, Louisville

Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins could add a superior interior rush if drafted at No. 14 (AP photo)

Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins could add a superior interior rush if drafted at No. 14 (AP photo)

Ninth in a series of profiles of potential selections by the Raiders with the No. 14 pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Position: Defensive tackle

 Ht/Wt: 6-1, 299

 College: Louisville

 Year/age: Sr./21

 Rank: No. 14 by NFLDraftscout.com, No. 27 by Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network, No. 9 by Profootballfocus.com, No. 3 ranked interior defensive line by Mike Mayock, NFL Network. Continue Reading

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Raiders draft prospect: LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

Eighth in a series of profiles of potential selections by the Raiders with the No. 14 pick in

Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland is the closest thing to a true middle linebacker among premium picks in the draft (AP photo).

Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland is the closest thing to a true middle linebacker among premium picks in the draft (AP photo).

the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Position: Inside linebacker

Ht/Wt: 6-1, 247

College: Alabama

Year/age: Sr./22

Rank: No. 15 by NFLDraftscout.com, No. 10 by Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network, No. 28 by Profootballfocus.com, No. 3 ranked linebacker by Mike Mayock, NFL Network. Continue Reading

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