2023 NFL Draft: Day 2 cornerbacks the Raiders should target

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 13: General manager Dave Ziegler of the Las Vegas Raiders throws a ball back to players during warmups before a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Allegiant Stadium on November 13, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Colts defeated the Raiders 25-20. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Las Vegas Raiders have their issues on the defensive side of the ball, and these four cornerbacks are ones to keep an eye on Day 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft

The Las Vegas Raiders have plenty of needs going into the 2023 offseason, and luckily for them, they also have some elite draft capital and cap space. After releasing Derek Carr before his contract became guaranteed for 2023, the Silver and Black now have the most cap space in the NFL, which they better use on revamping this defense.

When it comes to the draft, David Ziegler and his staff have a solid class to choose from, and the defensive coordinator got a great look at a lot of the top guys while being a head coach in the Senior Bowl. The truth is, some of the starters in Week 1 of next season will come from this new crew of Raiders to be selected in April, Ziegler just has to get it right.

Of course, all eyes will be on Ziegler on Day 1, as he did not have a first-round pick last year, and currently holds the No. 7 overall selection. Some fans will be clamoring for him to draft a cornerback that high, especially if Christian Gonzalez or Devon Witherspoon are available, but he may choose to target other areas of need.

Here, we look at four cornerbacks the Raiders could nab on Day 2 if they pass on one in the first round.