Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie had a busy first day, trading the 10th overall to the Arizona Cardinals, selecting offensive tackle Kolton Miller 15th overall, and then trading for wide receiver Martavis Bryant.
McKenzie traded their original pick, 10th overall, to the Cardinals and received their 15th overall, 79th overall (third round) and 152nd overall (fifth round).
Shortly after selecting Miller with the 15th overall pick, news broke that McKenzie traded for wide receiver Martavis Bryant. McKenzie confirmed the trade in his press conference shortly after, announcing that he traded the 79th overall pick acquired from the Cardinals to make the deal happen.
Bryant appeared in 15 games (8 starts) last season, hauling in 50 receptions for 603 yards and three touchdowns after missing the 2016 season due to a suspension. Bryant set the Steelers’ record for total touchdowns in a player’s first 16 regular season games with 14, largely due to his rookie year when he hauled in eight alone.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr now has a starting receiving corps of Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant.