Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders shocked the world with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. With plenty of big names available, they decided to take a risk and select Clemson pass rusher Clelin Ferrell with the pick. Ferrell was mocked in the mid-to-late stages of the first round.
Following his selection by the Raiders, Ferrell was shocked himself. He shared his initial reaction to being picked at No. 4 overall in a quote shared by Matt Schneidman.
Mike Mayock certainly made his name known with his first pick as the Raiders’ general manager. There is no denying that Ferrell is a talented football player and destroyed opposing offenses at the collegiate level, but names like Josh Allen and others were still available, which made this move a major surprise.