Jarvis Jones is arguably the best pure pass-rusher in this draft, and should be available when the Raiders select third overall.
This pick is ideal for the Raiders, as finding a pass-rusher is widely considered their No. 1 priority heading into the offseason. Not only would adding a player like Jones have a direct effect on the performance of the front seven, but of course help the secondary as well.
Jones is a player that can play to the Raiders’ desired scheme flexibility on defense moving forward. If they were to move to a 3-4, he would take a spot at outside linebacker, rushing the passer just as he did at Georgia.
Should the Raiders instead stick with the 4-3 base, Jones could essentially take a Von Miller role, where he would play LB on early downs and rush the passer as a down lineman in nickel situations.
With this pick, the Raiders would fill a significant need on their team with one of the best overall players in the draft.