The Oakland Raiders are on the clock again in our Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft. With the first pick, POD commenter jjones164 took LSU linebacker Devin White fourth overall.
Now where will jjones164 turn? Stick on the defensive side of the ball, or get some help on the offense to go with brand, shiny new toy Antonio Brown?
With the 24th pick in the POD Community Mock, the Raiders have selected defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons. Here’s jjones164 with the explanation:
“Am I contradicting my Pick 4 write up a bit? Yes. Do I regret taking White over Quinnen Williams? I REGRET NOTHING! I want a shot at having a premier talent at all three levels of my defense for the first four years in Vegas. If Oakland doesn’t like that, I don’t care about winning now, sue me... Oh wait, you did...
Edge has been picked pretty clean by this point. I still don’t need to reach. I still like what I believe will be left in Round 2 when I pick.
Until a torn ACL, Jeffery Simmons was a top 10, possibly top five pick in this draft. I like Dexter Lawrence, but taking him over Simmons would be like ordering Miller Lite, because you couldn’t wait three minutes for the Leinenkugel Summer Shandy keg to be changed out.
Unlike Quinnen Williams, who had one monstrous year, Simmons has done it for three. In his final two years he had 123 tackles, 33 TFL, 7.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and five pass break ups. The man is dominant and did it in the toughest conference in football. With Jonathan Hankins on a one-year deal next to Maurice Hurst, I can ease him back into football shape. I’d take Byron Murphy here, but with Philly and Indy both needing long-term DL help, Simmons won’t be there at 27. This is a huge year for Hurst now. Heading to Vegas he now needs to give me a reason to not try to re-sign Hankins, or he’s relegated to be rotational depth.
I said I’d compare picks to see the big picture. First is current selections. Second is where I’d be had I take Quinnen at 4. This should be an accurate comparison, as TB’s GM said he would have taken White at 5.
4: Devin White (LB - LSU)
24: Jeffery Simmons (DT - Miss St)
4: Quinnen Williams (DT - Bama)
24: Byron Murphy (CB - Wash)
What grade do you give the Jeffery Simmons pick?
This poll is closed