Greetings, Raider Nation! Raiderdamus is here a little early this season, as the schedule has just been released and we now know who, where, and when the Raiders will be playing in the upcoming season. I will not be consulting the Great Beyond today, but will venture to guess the Raiders’ final record on my own without any assistance from any supernatural being. My results may vary.
So let’s begin at the beginning! All of this is being considered without regard to any injuries suffered in camp or the quality of the Raiders’ 2018 draft class, so what I say and what the Great Beyond will reveal in a few months may be vastly different.
Week 1 vs. Rams
The Raiders open up on Monday Night Football against the smart choice to represent the Super Bowl in the NFC.
With the 24th pick of the 2018 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select…
D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
The selection and write-up were made by mrwhitman:
The Carolina Panthers have a new/old General Manager in Marty Hurney, who ran the team from 2002-2012. In that time, he drafted Julius Peppers, Cam Newton, Josh Norman and Luke Kuechly to just name a few. Coming back to the Panthers as interim last year after the oddly timed Dave Gettleman firing and now being named full time GM, Hurney wasted no time in reshaping the Panthers into his new/old vision–fast, speedy and athletic on both sides of the ball. Letting former first rounder, DT Star Lotulelei go in free agency, trading Kelvin Benjamin last year for picks and signing Torrey Smith in free agency were the initial salvos in reshaping the Panthers.
The NFL draft inches ever closer, and the mock drafts have poured in weekly. But two incredible SB Nation sources brought about who is being mocked to every team the most.
For SB Nation, it’s a database of compiled mock drafts figuring out who is being mocked most for any team.
The most commonly mocked player to the Ravens is, unsurprisingly, WR Calvin Ridley.
The article linked above has a full list of their sources.
This isn’t the only impressive work being shown today! Through the incredible effort of Kent Lee Platte, writer for Pride of Detroit, there is now an incredible database on who is most mocked to every team, with a twist. First, Kent compiled 1,000 mock drafts, far greater than anybody else in the draft world. Also, player’s cannot be mocked twice.
The NFL Draft is less than a week away and every team is putting the final touches on their draft boards. Like teams across the NFL, we’re doing the same thing here at Canal Street Chronicles. All the training with the Scouting Academy, comparing notes with other talent evaluators and countless night studying tape all comes down to this. Some notes before we get into the list:
This is not an attempt to predict where players will be drafted.