• Raiders: We knew taking Alex Leatherwood in NFL Draft was ‘controversial'

    8 days ago - By New York Post

    Mike Mayock knew he'd raise eyebrows Thursday after the Raiders selected offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood with the 17th overall pick in the opening round of the 2021 NFL Draft. And according to the general manager, he isn't sweating mixed reviews. “We knew it would be controversial,” Mayock said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We...
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  • Raiders GM knew Leatherwood 'would be controversial' pick

    Raiders GM knew Leatherwood 'would be controversial' pick

    8 days ago - By TheScore

    Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock defended his team's selection of offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood in the 2021 NFL Draft. "We knew it would be controversial," Mayock said, according to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "We completely understand that." The Raiders entered the opening round with a need at tackle after trading starter Trent Brown to the New England Patriots. With the 17th overall pick, Las Vegas chose Leatherwood - who some considered a second-round talent entering the draft - over higher-rated tackle prospects such as Oklahoma State's Teven...
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