Published: Wed, January 02, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Raiders Hiring Mike Mayock as General Manager

Raiders Hiring Mike Mayock as General Manager

Because hiring a coach from the broadcast booth worked out so well for the Oakland Raiders in 2018, they looked to another television personality to fill their general manager role. "We're going to go at it in a pragmatic and practiced approach".

Gruden had been searching for a general manager after the team fired McKenzie earlier in a 4-12 season that ended Sunday with a 35-3 loss to Kansas City.

While Mayock will give plenty of insight in how to use the Raiders' three first-round picks in the upcoming draft, the buck will stop at Gruden, who will have the final say in all personnel decisions. We're going to be passionate about what we do, we're going to be loyal to one another and we're going to lead the league in effort.

Davis said the Raiders had "five or six intensive interviews" for the position but would not name names, for competitive reasons. Mayock has been analyzing draft picks with the NFL Network for the past several seasons. Then Davis changed the topic again.

Mayock and coach/football czar Jon Gruden are tireless workers with a friendship that's more than 20 years old and based on debating player evaluations.

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"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".

"Mike Mayock is a media guy, and seeing him jump from the NFL Network to the Oakland Raiders to be a GM is certainly a surprising move", CBS Sports senior NFL writer Will Brinson said on The DA Show.

That will continue through the offseason as the Raiders reconstruct a talent-deficient roster.

"That's really part of my study right now", Mayock said.

They will evaluate the talent on the roster now and then dive into the draft plans.

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