Las Vegas Raiders: 4 safeties to target in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Raiders need help at the safety position. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Raiders need help at the safety position. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

To say that the safeties on the Las Vegas Raiders roster had a disappointing season would be an understatement, as they struggled to play consistent football all season long. Johnathan Abram made a huge mistake in Kansas City Chiefs game by leaving his coverage and allowing Travis Kelce to catch the game-winning touchdown, one of his many gaffes this season.

Abram is a hard hitter, and he plays with a ton of heart and energy, but he has to be better in Year 3 in 2021. He certainly has the drive and talent to be a great player, but there were too many mistakes last season, mostly due to the fact he missed nearly his entire rookie season.

Erik Harris went from undrafted gem to “get this man off my football team” real quick and had Raiders fans begging to keep Jeff Heath on the field despite his own deficiencies.

Early in the offseason, the Raiders had signed former Browns and Packers safety Damarious Randall to compete for a job with Harris, but he was released before the season even started, and with Harris’s performance, it’s really hard to see why he wasn’t at least kept on the roster for depth purposes.  The safety position needs to be addressed this offseason, as way too many times teams were able to complete deep passes down the field.

The Raiders need a long-ranging coverage safety to pair with Abram so he can be used more as an in-the-box safety.  Here are some draft prospects at the safety position that could be a good fit in this Raiders defense right away.