2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Las Vegas Raiders

by Cody Carpentier · NFL Draft

Back again to break down my NFL Mock Draft 5.0, this time from a team-by-team viewpoint. After Mock Draft 4.0 came out in March, I started this series with the Jets, Giants, Lions,  Eagles, Jaguars, Dolphins, Bills, and Patriots. Now with just 18 days left until the NFL Draft – I am on a quest to rip through the final 20 teams. Today features the Las Vegas Raiders. If you want to see your favorite team next, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave me a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. Below you will find an explanation for each mock draft selection made for the Las Vegas Raiders, thanks for tagging along.

NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (Full 4-Rounds)

Cody’s NFL Draft Big Board – Top 300

Reese’s 2022 All-Senior Bowl Team


Las Vegas Raiders

No. 86 – Darian Kinnard, IOL – Kentucky

After taking Kolton Miller in Round 1 of 2018, and Alex Leatherwood in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Raiders feel good at the tackle position. With the departure of many interior linemen over the last three years, it’s time to build back from the inside.

Darian Kinnard Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Darian Kinnard is a massive human, and the interior version of Trevor Penning in this draft. During the Senior Bowl, Kinnard had the opportunity to take that next step. But he fell behind his counterparts in Zion Johnson and Cole Strange. Previously discussed as an early-second rounder, the Raiders re-coup some value due to a poor Combine and mediocre Senior Bowl.

No. 126 – Rachaad White, RB – Arizona State

Rachaad White Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

People will hate this selection. But with the Raiders yet to pick up Josh Jacobs‘ fifth-year option for 2023, that’s an $8 million commitment. With Kenyan Drake and Brandon Bolden on the roster, look for Josh McDaniels to continue what Bill Belichick did in New England and grab another running back. Rachaad White has connections on the inside of the organization with Antonio Pierce; who once vouched for him to go to Arizona State from Mt. San Antonio. Prior to Mt. San Antonio, White was at Nebraska-Kerney, because he received zero offers out of high school.

HS Senior: 2016 – over 2,000 all-purpose yards and named to the All-State team (no offers)

Freshman: 2017 at Nebraska-Kerney (Div. 2) – No Stats

Sophomore: 2018 at Mt. San Antonio (JUCO) – 1,264 rushing yards, 10 touchdowns, and First-team All-American. Named a three-star prospect, and No. 3 overall JUCO running back.

RS-Sophomore: 2019 at Arizona State – Redshirt Season

RS-Junior: 2020 at Arizona State – 4 games, 42 carries, 420 yards, 5 touchdowns, 8 receptions, 151 receiving yards, and 1 touchdown (Extrapolate that!)

RS-Senior: 2021 at Arizona State – 11 games, 182 carries, 1,000 yards, 15 touchdowns, 43 receptions, 456 receiving yards, and 1 touchdown (Just did!)


Las Vegas Raiders Free Agent Moves

WR Gains: Davante Adams, Mack Hollins, and Demarcus Robinson, WR Losses: Zay Jones

DT Gains: Vernon Butler, and Kyle Peko, DT Losses: Quinton Jefferson

QB Gains: _________, QB Losses: Marcus Mariota

OLB Gains: Chandler Jones, and Kyler Fackrell, OLB Losses: Nicholas Morrow

CB Gains: Anthony Averett and Darius PhillipsLost: Casey Hayward and Brandon Facyson


Las Vegas Raiders 2022 Season Props

2022 Team Win Totals per. FanDuel – 8

AFC West Division Odds – (+700) 4th Place

Odds to Make the Super Bowl – (+2800) 12th Place

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