Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders have made the first big splash in this year’s NFL Draft. Fans of the franchise aren’t thrilled about it.
The first three picks of this year’s NFL Draft went as predicted – Arizona took Kyler Murray, San Francisco took Nick Bosa and the New York Jets took Quinnen Williams. Oakland, with the No. 4 pick, did not follow suit.
Oakland selected former Clemson star Clelin Ferrell at No. 4. The national champion defensive end was projected as a mid-to-late first round pick in most mock drafts.
After the pick, ESPN aired distraught Raiders fans. One went viral:
Raider fan not feeling it 🤚🏾 pic.twitter.com/or5tnIoobM
— Chad Wilson (@GridironStuds) April 26, 2019
Your newest Raider.⁰⁰
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) April 26, 2019
Most believed that Oakland would take former Kentucky star linebacker Josh Allen.
For what it’s worth, Ferrell is a very good player and could turn out to be a huge steal. But if he winds up as a bust, it’ll be tough to justify Gruden using such a high pick on him.
Only time will tell. You can watch the first round on ESPN.