Jon Gruden Makes Extremely Questionable Choice for Raiders New GM

Report: Raiders To Hire Draft Analyst Mike Mayock As General Manager

"I've spent most of the last 15 years behind a microphone and I've got to be honest with you, I haven't been this nervous or this excited in that entire time frame", Mayock said.

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. He was offered the chance to remain with the team through the season, but did not.

Mayock is known as a grinder when it comes to scouting, so he seems like the flawless match for Gruden's personality.

The 60-year-old Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native will be serving in his first front office role with the Raiders in 2019.

The Raiders, who finished 4-12, have the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, as well as the first-round picks belonging to the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden spoke briefly about Maycock after the game, saying he looks forward to working with him.

Thanks in part to his 10-year, $100-million contract, Gruden has significant say in the Raiders' personnel decisions - which was reportedly a major concern for some of Oakland's GM candidates. They've had a bad season, new coach, potential franchise relocation, and questionable player movement that have been the big stories surrounding them. Once they have the guys they want to keep/plan on utilizing in their future plans, they need to be smart with their money heading into free agency.

"And for six to eight hours, he hopped from topic to topic and I realized my answers needed to be quick, needed to be on point, because he's moving on". "To sit in there and try to pretend I did would be disingenuous". There were some things I needed some help with.

Oakland's offense averaged on 18.1 points a game, while the defense was last in the National Football League in scoring defense, allowing 29.2 points a game. He has to find proper scheme fits and players whom members of Gruden's staff can develop into quality professionals. They are moving to Las Vegas in 2020 but don't have a lease for next season.

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.

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