Jamel Dean from Auburn recently declared early for the 2019 NFL Draft, and if he is still there in round seven, he would be a welcome addition to this cornerback group. Oakland has a solid CB1 in Gareon Conley, and two young and talented players in Daryl Worley and Nick Nelson, who will play big roles in the secondary in 2019.
Worley is a free agent, but he should show some loyalty to the Raiders this offseason. If the team decides to go cornerback early, taking a guy like Trayvon Mullen from Clemson, Dean would be a nice player to add depth, as the team tries to finally make the cornerback position a strength after being a weakness for so long.
With their final pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Raiders may look to add to the tight end group, which was a strength for the team in 2018. One layer who should hear their name called late in the draft is Matt Sokol from Michigan State, who has solid hands, and is not afraid to get out there and block.
The trio of Jared Cook, Lee Smith, and Derek Carrier were outstanding for Oakland this season, but Cook is a pending free agent, and there is no certain he is back with the Raiders in 2019. Sokol is a big body with good hands, though the hope is that the team retains Cook, and he can develop under a veteran presence.