2020 Mock Draft: Raiders add Lamb, Hurts in first round
The Raiders find themselves entering the 2020 season with a lot of questions surrounding the safety position. Last season, they were hit with several injuries to their safety corps — putting Jonathan Abram and Karl Joseph on injured reserve after starting the year as the two starters. With those two guys sidelined, Gruden was forced to hand over the reins to players like Erik Harris, Curtis Riley, D.J. Swearinger and Dallin Leavitt.
By the Raiders drafting K’Von Wallace, it would give the secondary another complementary piece of depth on the backend. During his time at Clemson, Wallace was used as a chess piece — playing nearly every position in the secondary, but had his best production while taking snaps at safety.
The Raiders need more versatility on defense and Wallace would give them a figure who can move all across the field. He’s progressed every year in college, so Wallace provides a large belief that he could take another leap forward with another season of refinement.
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