Player mocked No. 32 overall to Patriots gets selected No. 4 by Raiders

Ryan Hannable
April 25, 2019 - 9:02 pm

FOXBORO -- It didn't take long for the first surprise of the NFL draft to occur.

With the No. 4 overall pick, the Raiders selected Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell.

How surprising was this? ESPN's Mel Kiper predicted him to the Patriots at No. 32 overall with his final mock draft, and he was Pro Football Focus' No. 35 ranked player.

In four seasons at Clemson, Ferrell finished with 166 tackles, 50.5 for loss, and 27 sacks. His best season came last fall when he recorded 55 tackles, including 20 for loss, and 11.5 sacks.

The Raiders also have first-round picks at No. 24 and 27 overall, and there were many who thought Ferrell would absolutely be around at No. 24.

Mike Mayock's first draft as Raiders GM is off to an interesting thought.

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