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The Oakland Raiders made nine selections in the 2017 NFL draft. Here is a recap of each pick and a grade for general manager Reggie McKenzie’s draft.
Round 1, Pick 24 (No. 24 overall) – Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was a projected top 10-15 pick and Oakland was able to land him at No. 24 making him a great value pick.
If he is cleared of the alleged rape accusation, as he is expected too, then this pick will be a great one.
Conley can provide major relief in the secondary by playing in the slot until he takes over for either starting cornerback David Amerson or Sean Smith in the future.
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