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Dec 28, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback Keith McGill (39) defends on a pass intended for Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) in the first quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 47-14. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Keith McGill

Raider Nation loves an underdog so 2014 seventh-round pick T.J. Carrie got mad love from fans last year as a breakout rookie. He played well in spots, filling in for the many injured corners with this Raiders team last year. We were all waiting for 2013 first-round pick D.J. Hayden to come around while Carrie showed promise.

But I maintained the whole way through last year that fourth round pick Keith McGill would eventually become the best corner on the team. Last year, after going through injuries, he finally got on the field and looked like a future star. In a Week 17 loss against the Denver Broncos, he held Demaryius Thomas to only three catches on nine targets when covering him. Showing that when he finally gets healthy and develops that he can be a reliable cornerback for the team.

Thomas still had over 100 yards on the day but in one-on-one matchups, that’s a win for McGill. His 6’3″, height and length are what defensive coordinator Ken Norton is looking to bump and run with. The Raiders organization is no stranger to tall long corners as they are the ones that invented it.

So while many call him the next Richard Sherman, I’ll call him the next Nnamdi Asomugha.

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