2021 AFC West Cornerbacks: Where do the Las Vegas Raiders rank?
4. Las Vegas Raiders
Despite the changes and upgrades this offseason coming into the 2021 season, the Raiders cornerbacks are not only one of the worst groups in the AFC West, it’s one of the worst groups in the entire NFL. Now, that is heading into the season, as they could still prove otherwise before all is said and done.
Unfortunately, there are still many questions about every spot on the depth chart. Even though Trayvon Mullen has proven to be the Raiders No. 1 corner, he hasn’t proven to be a top corner in the game just yet. Second-year corner Damon Arnette will have to battle veteran and longtime Gus Bradley cornerback Casey Hayward for his starting position back, and we still don’t know who the slot cornerback will be.
Is it going to be Nevin Lawson, who has struggled during his time with the Raiders but still seems to re-sign and make the team every year? Or will it be Amik Robertson, the second-year corner who struggled in his very limited appearances last season as he makes the switch from playing on the outside in college?
The final contestant for the slot is rookie Nate Hobbs, who is a hard-nosed player that has been mentioned by not only Bradley but also head coach Jon Gruden for his performance during minicamps. It’ll be very interesting to see how much the coaching really matters as there is hope not only Bradley but Milus can greatly help develop these players into who the Raiders need them to be.