3 cornerbacks the Las Vegas Raiders should target after first round
By Brad Weiss
Jaylon Johnson, Utah
Over the past few seasons, the Utah Utes have had arguably the best defense in the Pac-12, and cornerback Jaylon Johnson was a big reason why. This is a kid who can flat out cover, and at the next level, he is someone who is going to be able to come in and fight for a starting job immediately.
Last year, the Raiders spent two draft picks on the cornerback position, adding Trayvon Mullen in the second, and Isaiah Johnson in the fourth, and it will likely take at least an early third, or second rounder to get Johnson. He can run, is an exciting size and speed combination, and some actually believe he could land in the first round.
Of course, to get these guys, the Raiders may have to trade up into the second round, which means moving down pick No. 19, or packaging a third and fourth to move up. Mike Mayock has moved around with later picks in the past, and based on need, the Raiders may not be able to wait until pick No. 80 to get started again after the first round.