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The 2022 NFL Draft is nearly upon us, and the Las Vegas Raiders have plenty of work to do. Not even the recent acquisition of All-Pro receiver Davante Adams could erase the Silver and Black’s complete list of draft needs.

As of publication, the Raiders were slated to have five total selections in the 2022 NFL Draft, but only one in the first three rounds. Now feels like the perfect time to analyze who the three-time Super Bowl champions could select within the draft’s first five rounds. Although, given that this story covers rounds three through five, it’s technically a three-round draft. Semantics are fun, aren’t they?

For the sake of simplicity, we only used the Raiders’ current draft selections; there are no trades here that have not already happened. We also drafted players based on need and team fit.

Based on consideration of the aforementioned prerequisites, our three-round mock draft looks as follows:

Round 3 (No. 86 overall): Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State

Barring a shocking trade into the draft’s first two rounds, the Raiders will first take the stage at a time when teams are usually looking for players who might not need to start as a rookie. Enter Lucas, a four-year starter at Washington State who might be best suited to play guard in the NFL. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound lineman has impressive strength and agility — he played tight end on his high school football team and center on the basketball team — but struggled with penalties in college.

Lucas might need a bit of seasoning in the NFL, but he has a high ceiling and is absolutely worth taking in the third round.

Other options: Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State; Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State; Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State

Round 4 (No. 126 overall): Akayleb Evans, CB, Missouri

The Raiders wasted a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette, who struggled with injuries and immaturity before being cut midway through his second season. Two years later, we’ll allow the Silver and Black to add another cornerback in Evans, who began his college career at Tulsa and ended it at Missouri.

The major knock against Evans is his durability, especially after he missed parts of three seasons with various injuries. However, his versatility in multiple schemes and sets could allow him to stick around as a rotational cornerback. At this stage in the draft, that might be enough to land him in a Raiders uniform.

Other options: Cam Taylor-Britt, CB, Nebraska; John Ridgeway, DL, Arkansas; Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana (if OT not selected in R3); Terrel Bernard, LB, Baylor

Round 5 (No. 164 overall): Chasen Hines, G, LSU

LSU guard Chasen Hines in 2021.
The Las Vegas Raiders must target LSU guard Chasen Hines in the 2022 NFL Draft | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

This is considered an especially deep offensive line class (at least, on paper), and that is excellent news for the Raiders. Although Hines is currently projected to be a Day 3 pick, the 6-foot-3, 327-pound interior lineman has earned rave reviews for his strength and aggressive, mauling tendencies. However, concerns about his weight are expected to drop him into the fifth round.

Although Hines could start his career at guard, don’t be surprised to see him eventually move to center.

Other options: Lecitus Smith, G, Virginia Tech; Matt Waletzko, OT, North Dakota; Sincere McCormick, RB, UTSA; Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor; Zakoby McClain, LB, Auburn

Round 5 (No. 165 overall): Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor

Barring a trade, the Raiders will have consecutive picks in the fifth round. Despite giving up significant assets for Adams earlier this offseason, there is no reason why the Raiders shouldn’t target Thornton with one of these two selections.

Thornton will bring an excellent combination of size (6-foot-2) and speed (he ran a 4.28 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine) to whichever team drafts him. After battling injuries in 2020, the talented wideout earned second-team All-Big 12 honors with a 62-catch, 948-yard, 10-touchdown campaign to end his Bears career. It would certainly be interesting to see how new Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels uses a bigger and athletic offensive weapon like Thornton.

Other options: Every option for No. 164, plus Hines

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Taylor Swift’s rep responds to reports the singer has the worst private jet carbon emissions



A spokesperson for Taylor Swift has responded to a report that named the singer as the celebrity with the worst private jet CO2 emissions. 

Yesterday, a report released by Yard claimed the American singer was the biggest CO2 polluter of the year so far, having flown in her private jet 170 times since January and totalling 8,294.54 tonnes of CO2.

However, Swift’s spokesperson told Buzzfeed News the statistics are inaccurate.

For context, the report claims the average person produces just seven tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

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Swift’s representative said only some of the 170 flights can be attributed to the singer: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”

Regardless, it is clear Swift’s jet is racking up significant amounts of carbon emissions due to its inefficient use.

According to the Yard report, her average flight time is just 80 minutes, and her jet’s shortest recorded flight flew between Missouri and Nashville for just 36 minutes.

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Other significant celebrity polluters include boxer and domestic violence perpetrator Floyd Mayweather, whose shortest flight was just 10 minutes long but emitted one ton of carbon; Kim Kardashian, who has emitted 609 times more carbon than the average person; and director Steven Spielberg, who took an 18-minute flight between Rotterdam and Amsterdam – a route which, when taken by train, takes only an hour. 

The subject of celebrity carbon emissions has blown up ever since Kylie Jenner shared an out-of-touch photo of her and partner Travis Scott posing in front of their private jets with the caption, “you wanna take mine or yours?”

In the midst of the backlash, many began diving deeper into Jenner’s private jet use by examining the Celebrity Jets Twitter account, which records celebrity private jet trips.

Many were horrified she was regularly taking flights as short as 12 minutes and reprimanded her for “her absolute disregard for the planet”.

Many found it hypocritical that ordinary people were being asked by big companies to reduce their car trips and use paper straws when celebrities are constantly leaving huge carbon footprints with frivolous trips in their private jets.

Despite the wave of criticism, celebrities have continued to take private flights between short distances. 


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Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with ‘Fuller House’ Co-Stars in Attendance!



Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with 'Fuller House' Co-Stars in Attendance!

Jodie Sweetin is married!

The 40-year-old actress, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, married social worker Mescal Wasilewski on Saturday (July 30) at a private home in Malibu, Calif. after five years together.

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Jodie and Mescal wed in an intimate backyard ceremony that included her two daughters – Zoie, 14, and Beatrix, 11 – and her Fuller House co-stars including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber.

“I know I have the right partner for the rest of whatever life brings me,” Jodie shared with People. “And I couldn’t be more grateful.”

Jodie and Mescal were first introduced through friends in 2017 and dated long-distanced before Mescal moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2020. They got engaged in January 2022.

This is the fourth marriage for Jodie – she was first married to Shaun Holguin from 2002 to 2006, to Cody Herpin from 2007 until 2010, and to Morty Coyle from 2012 to 2016. She shares Zoie with Cody and Beatrix with Morty.

Congrats to the newlyweds!


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How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season




All of a sudden, the fall movie season looks very busy. This week brought two big festival announcements loaded with major films to come: First came Venice, with a lineup that includes everything from Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” to “Bardo”; it was followed by TIFF, where Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” will premiere alongside Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light” and Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” among many others. Meanwhile, Telluride continues to shroud its selections in secret, but the latest lineups help us get a sense of what to expect there as well.

In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson dig through both lineups to get a sense for which films could impact the coming awards season and why it’s almost certain to be an unpredictable ride. They also address the return of competitiveness between festivals that seemed to subside earlier in the pandemic, and touch on the recent changes to the Oscar submission rules in France.

Watch the full episode above or listen it below. 

Screen Talk is produced by Azwan Badruzaman and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Browse previous installments here, subscribe here, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. 


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