Raiders hire new general manager, ESPN reports

Raiders hire new general manager, ESPN reports

The Oakland Raiders are set to hire NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock as their next general manager, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.

Gruden inherited McKenzie, who won the 2016 National Football League executive of the year award for his rebuilding job after the death of late owner Al Davis in 2011. Mayock spent part of last summer with the Raiders, observing Jon Gruden and now will be working directly with him, Scheftner tweeted.

Mayock will replace Reggie McKenzie, whom the Raiders fired earlier this month. But I really don't know anybody that knows it and studies it more than Mike Mayock.

A Raiders helmet is seen prior the NFL football game between Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders at Azteca Stadium on November 21, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.


"We've been friends and associates for a long time", Gruden said.

"Anybody on the coaching side or personnel side who has wanted to work in this industry always has a ready list", Mayock said.

The team originally had one first-round draft pick.

Mayock is a bright mind in regards to college scouting, and is often one of the go-to sources in regards to where draft prospects will land.


The Raiders finished the 2018 season with a 4-12 record, collecting a cadre of draft picks along the way.

They will evaluate the talent on the roster now and then dive into the draft plans.

That leaves plenty of holes for Mayock to try to fill starting with free agency and the trade market, where he has no experience. "We need to do a great job of understanding what they want, and then we're going to go get it for them".

Overall, the hiring of Mike Mayock is another piece to the "new leaf" that the Raiders are trying to turn over. "I'm ready to go and there's nobody I'd rather go to war with than [coach] Jon Gruden and [owner] Mark Davis".


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