Grading the Oakland Raiders 2019 draft class after year one
The Oakland Raiders took cornerback Trayvon Mullen in the second round of last year’s draft with expectations of him to gradually get his feet wet, playing alongside Gareon Conley, Daryl Worley and Lamarcus Joyner. Mullen saw limited action on the night of the season opener, but Denver attacked him and he had no answer back.
Later on in the season, the Raiders traded Conley to the Houston Texans in exchange for a third-round pick just before their week eight matchup. In doing so, the move elevated Mullen into the role of being one of the Raiders starting outside cornerbacks.
After gaining two months of experience, Mullen appeared to have refined his game to say the least. His technique, and ultimately his results were much different this time around versus the kind of production that was featured during his NFL debut. Down the stretch of the season you could make the argument that Mullen was among the Raiders best defender.
He finished the season off on a high note and Jon Gruden alluded to Mullen after the week 17 game that he’s looking forward to seeing his future success after a full offseason within the organization.