Do not be surprised if Clelin Ferrell ends up being the most complete defensive end in this draft class, making this selection by the Raiders a huge win, yet a total stunner at No. 4.
Destroy your mock drafts: #Raiders taking Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 26, 2019
He may not have the elite speed that'll lead to huge sack numbers, but he has the size, strength and length to be an instant starter as a 4-3 defensive end, which Oakland could certainly use.
It didn't always come easy for Ferrell, as he tore his ACL his senior year of high school and was redshirted as a freshman after suffering a hand injury, but he had 27 sacks over over his last three years at Clemson, including 12.5 sacks his junior year.
When @Cle_Missile's father passed away, everything changed. But former @ClemsonFB DE Clelin Ferrell is about to see not only his #NFL dreams come true but those of his family, too. #NFLDraft #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/1M2hB6mG6W— ThePostGame (@ThePostGame) April 22, 2019
Ferrell played alongside NFL talent his entire career at Clemson, so he was overshadowed a bit, and that can be concerning for some teams. But watch this guy play and you see a player who has the tools to be a force at the highest level.
Hopefully, Oakland uses their next few first-rounders in more conventional fashion.