While he has not played in a game yet for the Silver and Black, the Oakland Raiders expect big things out of their No. 24 overall pick in cornerback Gareon Conley. Amidst controversy, Raiders general manager selected Conley out of Ohio State in the back-end of the first round.
So far, Conley has yet to make it to the field for the Raiders. He had been dealing with some legal issues stemming from an incident in Columbus for much of the early summer. During camp, Conley would succumb to shin splints and missed the entire preseason slate for Oakland.
When healthy, Conley is a transformative defensive that a bewildered secondary like the Raiders have would desperately need. Since his played his college ball for Urban Meyer at Ohio State, the amount of talent that comes out of Columbus annually should let you know that Conley can play.
While he still might be a week or so away, will Sunday be the day that the Raiders get to see what Conley is all about for the first time? If so, it would be a bit of a baptism by fire, as the Titans’ passing game looks to improve with the additions of veteran wide receiver Eric Decker and No. 5 overall pick in wideout Corey Davis.