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

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Syracuse safety Andre Cisco. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
Syracuse safety Andre Cisco. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

Andre Cisco is coming off an injury

Andre Cisco from Syracuse is a ball-hawking playmaker, and a player I would absolutely love to see the Raiders take in the second or third round.  In his three years at Syracuse, he amassed 13 interceptions, including an NCAA leading seven in his first year as a stater.

In the ACC, he has played against some of the best competition, including the presumptive number one overall pick Trevor Lawrence, and has done well against all of them.

One downside to Cisco is he can be inconsistent in his play at times, and that sounds a little like someone the Raiders could get rid of this offseason.  An injury ended his 2020 college football season, so that is something to keep an eye on as well.

Nevertheless, the Raiders have struggled since the 2016 season creating turnovers, and Cisco is a player who has proven to have a knack for being in the right spot at the right time and making a play on the ball.

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Overall, any of these four prospects would be an upgrade on this Raiders roster, and with a new defensive coordinator in Gus Bradley, improving the secondary is paramount. Las Vegas struggles against the pass in a big way and hopefully adding some talent at safety, and upfront along the defensive line will go a long way in them actually being able to get stops next season.