Las Vegas Raiders add center Jackson Powers-Johnson with 44th pick

Apr 26, 2024, 5:24 PM | Updated: May 23, 2024, 1:10 pm

Jackson Powers-Johnson #58 of the Oregon Ducks smiles during a game against the Arizona State Sun D...

TEMPE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 18: Jackson Powers-Johnson #58 of the Oregon Ducks smiles during a game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Mountain America Stadium on November 18, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Brandon Sloter/Image Of Sport/Getty Images)

(Photo by Brandon Sloter/Image Of Sport/Getty Images)

With their second pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders selected Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson. Having played multiple positions on the offensive line (and some defensive) throughout his three seasons with the Ducks, he should help boster the Raiders’ offensive line.

In 2023, Jackson Powers-Johnson won the Rimington Trophy (nation’s top center), first-team All-Pac-12 Conference, and first-team Associated Press All-American. Powers-Johnson also was a Joe Moore Award (nation’s top OL) finalist after starting 13 games last season.

For Las Vegas, Jackson Powers-Johnson is their second acquisition of the 2024 NFL Draft, following Georgia tight end Brock Bowers with pick 13 of the first round. Learn more about Bowers below.

More on Brock Bowers

At 6’4, 240 pounds, Bowers tallied 714 yards and six touchdowns in his junior season. A three-time All-American, three-time first-team All-SEC and two-time John Macket Award (nation’s top TE) winner, Brock Bowers was regarded as the best tight end in the 2024 NFL Draft class.

Regarded for his versatile skills as both a route runner and threat downfield, along with an exceptional pass and run blocker, Brock Bowers joins Michael Mayer in the Raiders’ tight end room. They traded up in the 2023 NFL Draft to select Mayer at 35th overall.

As of now, it looks like Gardner Minshew and Aidan O’Connell will head the quarterback room. The Las Vegas Raiders still control picks 77, 112, 148, 208, 223, and 229 in the 2024 Draft.

Check out our 2024 NFL Draft Tracker to stay up to date with the latest picks, trades, and information regarding the eventful night.

2024 NFL Draft Recap: Who heard their name called on Night 1?

Key offseason dates for Jackson Powers-Johnson and the Las Vegas Raiders

  • April 25-27 – 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit
  • May 20-21, May 23, May 28-29, June 3-6 –OTAs
  • June 11-13  Mandatory Minicamp

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