The Las Vegas Raiders need to continue to bolster the secondary, and here are some CB prospects they should target next April.
The Las Vegas Raiders have a gifted but very young cornerback group, as the truth is there’s a lot of potential there with the right coach. Depending on who’s the defensive coordinator in 2021, the Silver and Black should target these cornerback prospects in April.
Fans might be dubious regarding the notion of drafting a cornerback, but the Raiders still need help at the position. In fact, the pass defense was putrid all year long, so addressing this position shouldn’t be above reproach.
We all know that Trayvon Mullen is a promising young defensive back, but other than him, most of the Raiders’ corners wouldn’t be starters on other teams. Again, though, I must emphasize the coaching aspect. It’s entirely possible that this unit could potentially be special but Paul Guenther didn’t know how to utilize these players.
Subpar tackling and missed assignment indicate that something just wasn’t working.
Whether Rod Marinelli stays on permanently, or Jon Gruden hires an outsider, the team still needs depth at corner. There should be question marks surrounding Damon Arnette considering how much he struggled to stay on the field this year, and battling fans on social media should be the least of his concerns, so maturity should be a worry.
Isaiah Johnson could be more than serviceable but Gruden himself said he still has a ways to go. As you can see, the unit is anything but solidified. Throughout the upcoming NFL Draft, the Silver and Black will have the chance to add some noteworthy studs.
So who should the Raiders target at cornerback?