Pass the Kool-Aid

Nearly a month has passed since the Raiders shocked their entire fan base and drafted Kolton Miller 15th overall and Brandon Parker 65th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Several members of the media, however, were not surprised.

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The Pillaging Podcast: 2018 Draft Party

The Raiders Are on the Clock…

And with the 15th pick they have selected UCLA offensive Tackle Kolton Miller. Not a popular pick at the moment but perhaps it was a necessary one. We break down the good and the bad surrounding the Raiders’ first round pick. Additionally, we discuss the ensuing trade for Steelers WR Martavis Bryant. We also look ahead to what may be in store for the Raiders in round two. With 11 picks to go, anything can happen.

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J’Rob’s Scouting Corner: Vita Vea

Vita Vea – 6’4 344lb / DT / Washington

Pros:
  • Immense strength.  The majority of Vea’s game relies on the power he possesses. Vita consistently looks two-times stronger than the opposition.
  • Vita generates consistent push play-in and play-out.  Whether it’s against run blocking or pass blocking; 90% of the time he win’s the battle.
  • Vea has a big thick frame with a wide and powerful lower body.  Vita is able to take on two blockers at once due to sheer size alone.  The guy looks like a meat sack out there.

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J’Rob’s Scouting Corner: Roquan Smith

Roquan Smith #3 – 6’1 225lb – LB Georgia

Breaking down the first round talent Roquan Smith. Is he a fit for the the Raiders roster? Will he produce on day one? Does Roquan immediately fill the long-term inside linebacker role for the Silver and Black? Find out the answers to all this and more below.

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