Las Vegas Raiders: Under the Radar Senior Bowl prospects that shined

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IOWA CITY, IOWA- AUGUST 31: Defensive back Michael Ojemudia #11 of the Iowa Hawkeyes runs back an interception during the second half against the Miami Ohio RedHawks on August 31, 2019 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

With the Senior Bowl week now over, who are some lesser knows players that could be nice fits for the Las Vegas Raiders defense.

The Senior Bowl is the premier all-star game of the scouting season, and because of that, we get a chance to see the best of the best when it comes to senior prospects.

The Las Vegas Raiders know all about how important this event can be as Jon Gruden, and his staff helped coach during last season’s Senior Bowl. This certainly helped them in their evaluation of the prospect as the team currently has six players on the roster that attended the 2019 Senior Bowl.

This year, the Raiders look to continue their overall draft success of 2019, and there is a high chance they will be selecting a player or two from this week’s event. And given the roster needs, expect it to come from the receiver position or on the defensive side of the ball.

This list, in particular, will look at the defensive side of the ball, and there are a few players that made an impression. The Raiders need to improve their speed and versatility on defense if they ever want to compete with the Chiefs in the division, and we saw a lot of prospects that can fit that mold.

There were obvious elite talents like Javon Kinlaw, who was the best player the entire week, but with how spread out Las Vegas’ picks are, they going to have to find possible starters in the third and fourth rounds. We can’t assume trades at the moment, so with that being said, here are five players to keep an on late day 2 and early day 3 of the draft.

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