Add a No. 2 cornerback
During the 2017 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Gareon Conley from Ohio State in the first round, a move that was pretty controversial at the time. In his rookie season, Conley battled through injuries, and barely saw the field, so the “bust” rumors were already starting to heat up.
Heading into last summer, Conley was once again bit by the injury bug, and you could already see him headed towards Gruden’s doghouse. However, he turned things around, and by the end of the 2018 NFL season, he was one of the better cornerbacks in the AFC.
In order for this defense to take it to the next level, the Raiders need another shutdown cornerback, and they may have one on their roster. Daryl Worley is a solid player, but is a pending free agent, and the team did select Wisconsin’s Nick Nelson in round four last April. There are some solid draft options this year, including Byron Murphy from Washington, DeAndre Baker from Georgia, and Greedy Williams from LSU, so Oakland may invest a first in the position.