Raiders News: Top 30 hits focus on cornerback position
The Las Vegas Raiders have been connected to cornerbacks throughout the free agent process. According to youtube, Stefon Gilmore was a shoo-in, and JC Jackson had an offer from the Raiders.
There were additions to the position with the trade of Rock Ya-Sin and the signing of Anthony Averett. Both players could be contributors when the football releases in September.
Cornerback seems like a goal for the Raiders, even with the depth of free agency. In the past week, there have been three visits to the top 30 cornerbacks – Marcus Jones of Houston, Kalon Barnes of Baylor and Mario Goodrich of Clemson.
Marcus Jones and Mario Goodrich were both senior bowl attendees. Although neither came out on top in the practice sessions, the band equates to good value in the later rounds. Marcus Jones has the versatility Graham craves with his ability to play corner and safe.
Kalon Barnes set the 40-yard sprint record for a defensive back this past Combine NFL. The speedster has the athletic ability to play position and is a work in progress technically. But the speed he has keeps him on top of explosive games.
The Raiders aren’t finished at the cornerback position, and the draft could hear the position called multiple times.
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