The Raiders have a new G.M.

  •  Johnny Townsend Jersey , and NFL Network needs a new lead draft analyst.Mike Mayock will be the next General Manager of the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The announcement could come as soon as today.Raiders coach Jon Gruden has been friendly with Mayock for years, and they have mutual respect from both having worked as television analysts.Still, it’s a surprising decision to hire Mayock, who has no experience running an NFL front office Gareon Conley Jersey , to be in charge of the draft room. Just because Mayock is good at talking about the draft on TV, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s good at making the decisions on draft day.Of course, Mayock won’t actually be the one making the final decisions. Gruden will surely have final say, and Gruden may have wanted a G.M. who has no experience getting final say because Gruden wants it to be clear who’s in charge.The Raiders have three first-round picks in 2019, and two first-round picks in 2020. Gruden and Mayock will need to use them wisely.Martavis Bryant Eddie Vanderdoes Jersey , who Raiders traded third round pick to acquire, to be released with pending drug suspension appeal per report You guys done getting shit on for one day? I hope not, because the pile is getting higher. Much higher. The Raiders are expected to released wide receiver Martavis Bryant according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.From the very start, trading a third round pick in April’s draft for Martavis Bryant was a bad idea. It became even worse when Bryant was utterly disappointing in offseason and training camp. Now it’s a complete waste.Everything about this is bad. The pick the Raiders used to acquire Bryant was part of their trade down in the first round of the draft with the Cardinals. The Cardinals wanted Josh Rosen in the draft as their franchise QB, so they moved up from 14 to 10 to get him. For a trade like that David Sharpe Jersey , the Raiders should have gotten more than just a third round pick.They took their third round pick and sent it to Pittsburgh and with this news today, that means they got NOTHING for that trade down in the first round. Wonderful. What a day. What. A. Day.And it ain’t over yet.Follow @LeviDamien