Justin Layne arrived in East Lansing as a wide receiver, but by the time he left, he had turned himself into one of the better cornerbacks in the Big Ten. Pressed into action this season due to an injury, Layne stepped up big-time for the Spartans, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors in his last season with the team.
In total, Layne was all over the field, nabbing only one interception, but breaking up 15 passes. Forgoing his final season of eligibility, Layne has some things to work on at the NFL level, but he is a tremendous athlete, and has great hands for a defensive back. Derrick Ansley would love this project.
Antoine Wesley was a bit of an unknown heading into the 2018 college football season, as he had only ten receptions to his register. However, he absolutely exploded for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, playing so well that he is expected to be drafted late in the 2019 NFL Draft this upcoming April.
He makes a lot of sense for the Raiders, who also drafted a wideout in the seventh round in 2018. Wesley is a big body, standing at 6-foot-3, has great hands, and really has a nose for finding the end zone. Texas Tech was pretty terrible this season, and Wesley was keyed on a lot, but still found a way to put up big numbers.