Did Raiders again 'reach' in the draft? Depends upon your definition

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HENDERSON, Nev. — Still trying to figure out how the Las Vegas Raiders could reeeaaach, yet again, for their first-round draft pick — this time Alabama offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood?

After taking Clelin Ferrell at No. 4 overall in 2019. After making Henry Ruggs III the first receiver selected in an historically-deep draft for wideouts in 2020.


As in, stop trying to figure it out. Because it all depends upon your definition of “reach,” and who, exactly, is defining it.

Look, the Raiders, like 31 other NFL teams, have their own draft boards and rankings and really don’t care about your mocks or what Mel Kiper Jr., Daniel Jeremiah or anyone else thinks heading into the draft.

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“I ignore it 100 percent, except for the fact that I think it’s part of my job to understand league value,” said Raiders general manager Mike Mayock, who, before being hired by the Raiders in 2019, used to make a living placing values on college

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