Las Vegas Raiders should add Jason McCourty at cornerback
By Brad Weiss
The Las Vegas Raiders need some veteran help at cornerback, and Jason McCourty could be a low-cost option for the 2021 season.
While the Las Vegas Raiders have done a nice job upgrading in some spots on the defensive side of the ball, they have neglected the secondary throughout free agency. As we inch closer to the 2021 NFL Draft, they still need help at both cornerback, and at safety, so you can expect those position groups to be attacked on Day 1 or 2.
The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft is three weeks away, and the Raiders front office is going to be busy putting together a solid plan. They currently hold eight draft picks, including two in the third round, and there are definitely some Day 2 defensive backs that could come in and help this defense immediately.
Las Vegas will draft both a cornerback and safety this draft cycle, which is a must, but in free agency, they may still be able to bring in a solid veteran to help the young talent along.
Raiders should add Jason McCourty
One veteran cornerback who could be brought in on the cheap is Jason McCourty, who won a Super Bowl playing alongside brother Devin in New England a few years back. McCourty is a talented defensive back, one who could play cornerback, or safety if need be, and that kind of depth could go a long way on this roster.
Every offseason the Raiders bring in veteran talent, and for the most part, they have not stuck. Sure, a player like Richard Sherman would be best-case scenario, but he also would come with a pretty big price tag, and as of now, the Raiders do not have a ton of money to throw around on free agents.
It will be interesting to see what the Raiders do heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, as they could still clear a lot of cap space by moving some more pieces. Sitting at pick No. 17 overall, Las Vegas has a number of different ways, including cornerback, where at least three prospects should hear their name called in the first round this April.