Thanks to the trade they made with the Chicago Bears, sending Khalil Mack to the Windy City, the Oakland Raiders will pick twice in the first round next April. While they should look to add an edge rusher with their top pick, which could be in the top-10 again, they should utilize their second of two first rounders on the secondary.
Sure, Gareon Conley is finally healthy entering year two, but how much can you actually trust that he is going to be able to be that top cornerback every team needs. Behind Conley on the depth chart is Rashaan Melvin, but he is only on a one-year deal, and with a big season, who knows if he is going to sign back with the Raiders.
With the second first round pick, the Raiders should target Greedy Williams from LSU if he is available, because he is as close to sure thing at the cornerback position as there is in this draft. A ballhawk with speed, Williams could team with Conley to give the Raiders two very young, very good cornerbacks for the next five or so seasons.
The Raiders have a lot of work to do before this draft, and the hope is they can be competitive in a very tough AFC West this season. Oakland has not gotten much out of their draft picks since that incredible 2014 class, and with Jon Gruden back in the fold, they may be looking long-term, instead of at 2018.