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The Raiders are waiving a 2021 first-round pick, according to NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero. The team is trading cornerback Trayvon Mullen.

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a former second-round pick, to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick that could become a sixth-round selection based on play.

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Leatherwood's selection was a surprise on draft night, but the Raiders -- then led by general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden.

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Leatherwood started his rookie season at right tackle, but didn't last long. He played 257 total snaps in his first month in the NFL and was remarkably bad.

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Leatherwood, who started 18 games (including the postseason) last year, struggled so much at right tackle that he was eventually moved to guard.

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The tenure in which Leatherwood was selected didn't last beyond the 2021 season, and the Alabama product started in Year 2 under coach Josh McDaniels.

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We didn't need the Rosetta Stone to translate what McDaniels was saying. After the second professional preseason, apparently.

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Leatherwood wasn't the only swing and miss of the Gruden-Mayock era, but he was the most notable due to draft position.

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Mullen was a second-round pick in the first draft class of the Gruden-Mayock era. Compared to Leatherwood, Mullen was far more productive.

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In the end, the Raiders believed it was in their best interest to move Mullen, clearing the way for the likes of Nate Hobbs, Rock Ya-Sin.