Las Vegas Raiders that could be traded before the season starts
Since being a second-round pick back in 2019, Trayvon Mullen has arguably been the Raiders’ best cornerback. With 28 passes defended and four interceptions in his 37 career games, Mullen was the Raiders’ de facto CB1. However, the injuries began to rear their ugly head in 2021 as he only played in five games.
In the off-season, Las Vegas attacked the cornerback position repeatedly by bringing in Rock Ya-Sin via trade and signing Anthony Averett and Darius Phillips. Shortly after this, Mullen announced that he had suffered another injury and was requiring surgery on it. With an injury history that is lengthy, there is a chance the Raiders decide they don’t want to take chances with Mullen.
If they do go down this route and elect not to offer him a contract at the season’s end, they may be able to get a solid return for his services. Of course, this would require he stays healthy and another cornerback proves capable on the outside. If this is the case, the Raiders may be able to snag a third or fourth-round pick off a cornerback needy team.