The 2020 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror, and once again, the Raiders move forward with another large haul from the top collegiate programs. Of the seven players they added, four attended Alabama, Ohio State or -- of course -- Clemson.
Las Vegas was done earlier than most teams, making its final selection in the fourth round. The Raiders made sure to provide quarterback Derek Carr with some new weapons, while also adding depth to the secondary.
Here's the Raiders' 2020 draft class:
Henry Ruggs, WR, 1st round (No. 12 overall)
Ruggs, who ran a 4.27 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, has the type of freakish athleticism and home-run ability the Silver and Black sorely have been missing.
Damon Arnette, CB, 1st round (No. 19 overall)
Most expected the Raiders to try to trade down from the 19th spot, in an effort to pick up a second-round pick. Instead, they filled their second-biggest need with Arnette, a cornerback who was seen by many analysts as a second- or third-round pick.
Lynn Bowden, ATH, 3rd round (No. 80 overall)
Bowden played receiver, running back and quarterback at various times during his collegiate career. He's the definition of a Swiss Army knife, but is a project and was somewhat of a reach.
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Bryan Edwards, WR, 3rd round (No. 81 overall)
Adding Edwards, who's 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, gives the Raiders a tough, big-body receiver who can be an immediate threat as a red-zone weapon. Edwards is best suited to fill a "big slot" role in the NFL.
Tanner Muse, LB/S, 3rd round (No. 100 overall)
Muse is a physical, versatile defensive player who manned safety for Brent Venables' defense at Clemson. But Muse likely profiles as a weakside linebacker at the NFL level. His urgency, speed and size should fit well playing in the box and in a pursuit-style role.
John Simpson, G, 4th round (No. 109 overall)
Hey, look, another Clemson player. What a shocker. Simpson was a Second-Team All-American as a senior and started all but one game over his final two collegiate seasons. At 6-foot-4, 321 pounds, Simpson is a big boy with solid athleticism. He profiles as a future starter at guard.
Amik Robertson, CB, 4th round (No. 129 overall)
Robertson plays a lot bigger than he is. Listed at 5-foot-8, 187 pounds, he is diminutive in stature, but makes up for it with his physicality and aggressiveness. He recently had groin surgery, which might have caused him to drop in the draft.
At his size, he projects as a nickel corner in the Raiders' secondary.