Time to address the defense.
Adding a player like Trevon Diggs at this point in the draft would be huge for Las Vegas. While the former Alabama product is just outside the top tier of players at his position, he is still projected to be a very good option.
Diggs is excellent in a zone coverage scheme. He also has the size (6-foot-2, 207 pounds) to make an impact in press coverage. On the downside, his reputation of being a poor tackler and someone who shies away from contact has caused his stock to fall.
However, adding a touted prospect that comes from a long line of effective NFL corners produced by Nick Saban would be an automatic win.
Levi Onwuzurike has the potential to fill two of the Raiders’ needs at once. He would provide the team with a potential starter on the interior of the defensive line.
His agility is also impressive for a player his size. If he were properly developed, the former Washington Huskies defender has the potential to be an effective run-stopper while also providing a pass-rushing threat from up the middle.
His tendency toward sloppiness in his technique and stance had led to issues throughout his collegiate career. Correcting these issues will be imperative to Onwuzurike’s future success at the next level.
That being said, who could be better suited to help a young player with their form than recently hired Rod Marinelli and his 24 years of experience as a defensive coach in the NFL?