Oakland has made some additions to their secondary this off-season, but their depth at corner is still a problem they could address in the draft.

Quincy Wilson is one corner the Raiders might give consideration to selecting with the 23rd pick. Wilson has the shutdown skills the Raiders need at the position, and he would provide a solid upgrade for their secondary.

Another possibility for the Raiders is making a small reach, and select Adoree Jackson out of USC. Jackson could be one of the hidden gems in this draft. He can also provide the shutdown skills the Raiders wish to resolve this off-season. Jackson is worth consideration if Quincy Wilson is off the board.

Defensive Tackle

Oakland boasts a good defensive line, but it lacks a solid defensive tackle that can disrupt opposing run gaps, in addition to providing pressure against opposing quarterbacks.

Malik McDowell could still be available, and he would provide the Raiders' defensive line with a tackle that can be used both as a 3rd and 5th technique lineman. He would also keep opposing offensive lines honest, which should allow their pass rushers more production next season.

McDowell is the top rated defensive tackle in the draft. Aside from being used as a 3rd and 5th technique lineman, McDowell possesses brute strength, and he uses his hands well to avoid blocks. His biggest knocks are conditioning, and concentration, but these can be corrected with some proper training.


Another area in need of additional depth is at middle linebacker. The top talent at the position could be off the board. If Zach Cunningham, or Haasan Riddick are still on the board, the Raiders would give serious consideration to upgrading the position.

Either Cunningham, or Riddick would provide a solid upgrade to the Giants linebacking core. But, if the Raiders are dead set on upgrading the position, they may need to trade up, since Cunningham is a top 20 pick, and Riddick's value is also in the top 20.

If you were the GM of the Oakland Raiders, who would you pick?

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