The Las Vegas Raiders are going to be in the market for cornerbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft, and we take a look at Alabama star Trevon Diggs.
As we come upon the final week before the 2020 NFL Draft, the outlook on the Las Vegas Raiders needs and where they should go with any of their five picks in the top-100 seem to be ever changing. One position of need that has not changed yet is the cornerback position. Though many thought Mike Mayock and the Raiders would reel in one of the top cornerback prospects in free agency, it has been one of the few positions on defense they haven’t addressed heading into this years draft.
As it stands Trayvon Mullen, Isaiah Johnson, Nevin Lawson, Keisean Nixon, and Nick Nelson are the only true cornerbacks on the raiders roster. We saw great improvement from Mullen over the second half of the season, with flashes of lock-down CB1 ability. The talent behind him, while showing at times to be good depth players, drops off quite a bit and the Raiders really need another top tier talent to pair opposite of Mullen.
The coaching staff continuously raved about how much they like Nixon and Johnson’s potential, but seeing the type of pressure injuries at safety can put on a cornerback unit, its clear they need way more then what they currently sit with.
With many talented options poised to go in the second half of the 1st round, one of the top players is Alabama CB Trevon Diggs. At 6-1 210 lbs, Diggs is a big bodied cornerback that has the size and speed to match up anyone in the NFL.
As the top outside guy at Alabama, Trevon was asked to guard many of the countries top wide receivers. Two of the top-3 in this years draft class he had to face everyday in his own teammates Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III. Lets take a look at this talented young cornerbacks resume and why he would be a great fit in the silver and black.