NFL Mock Draft: How Jetsâ Sam Darnold trade impacts Las Vegas Raiders at No. 17 : The Raiders hold the No. 17 overall pick in the first round, and while they were not directly impacted by the Sam Darnold trade, it affects their draft.
The Las Vegas Raiders hold the No. 17 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and unlike previous years, that is their only selection. That means that Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden cannot afford to miss here, as this is a franchise on the brink of the playoffs. Monday, the New York Jets traded Sam Darnold away, and that has a major impact on the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.