Oakland Raiders: 4 players who could be traded next
One of the early key signs that the Raiders were going to trade Amari Cooper was that they neglected him targets. They didn’t make him a priority into the offense because they knew they weren’t retaining him. The same is now happening to Gareon Conley. The former 2017 first round pick didn’t see a single snap against the Seattle Seahawks and only saw 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers before that. The coaching staff is fazing him out of their plans.
They may say it’s because he’s a rookie, but they clearly have no problem playing the rookies that they themselves drafted. Conley is a Reggie McKenzie product, which means he’s most likely not a part of the team’s future. The only question is who is willing to trade for him? I’d imagine a lot of teams would have serious interest in Conley.
He would even garner a 2nd or a 3rd, which makes it even more enticing for Jon Gruden to pull the trigger on that trade. The Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts are just a few cornerback needy teams that come in mind.
By no means do I advocate for the Raiders to trade Gareon Conley. He’s definitely a talented player that just needs to sure up his mental discipline. Remember, he’s still getting acclimated to the NFL. He did essentially miss an entire year after all.
Giving up on him so early is really premature, but once again he was a player drafted by Reggie McKenzie. The likelihood of him being gone is practically a sure thing at this point.