Published: Fri, May 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

NFL Draft 2017: Oakland Raiders first-round grade

NFL Draft 2017: Oakland Raiders first-round grade

Football was not Gareon Conley's first love.

The Raiders will receive Lynch and a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 in exchange for Oakland's fifth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

I pride myself on doing things the right way on and off the field.

"I don't want to get into the specifics of what was done or what wasn't done, " McKenzie told Sports Illustrated. I wanted to do something I wanted to do.

The Raiders got some much-needed help at cornerback by adding Gareon Conley out of Ohio State with the No. 24 overall pick of the 2017 National Football League draft.

It figures to be a scrutinized pick.

Where Conley would be selected became a central storyline of the draft after a 23-year-old woman reported that he sexually assaulted her at a Cleveland hotel on April 9. He wasn't even sure if Oakland was looking at him as a cornerback or safety although the fact that the team's first-round pick was Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, it would appear likely that he will remain a safety.

"My phone was buzzing before that because of Twitter notifications and text messages so when I finally got the call, it was exciting", Melifonwu said.

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The concern around Conley focuses nearly strictly on off-field issues.

The ongoing investigation into the accusations against Conley will be a cloud over both he and the Raiders until his legal situation is resolved.

"Yes Lawd 12th man I'm thankful but [expletive] just got REAL I had hella fun in Seattle", Lynch tweeted."But I'm really from Oakland doe like really really really from Oakland doe... town bizzness breath on me".

Conley described his hometown as "kind of like a mini-Ohio State", the school where he would go on to play for three seasons. Conley first committed to rival MI in the spring of 2012. He was a big reason the Ohio State pass defense ranked seventh nationally in 2016. It did not go well. He has started 73 of the 97 regular-season games he has played in.

At the time, it must have hurt.

"His game film was a little inconsistent", Del Rio said.

"I feel like it changed my whole career around", he said. "We think this is a guy who can help with his length to match up against some of the bigger tight ends, the better tight ends". One thing I know is California is a attractive place. Marshon Lattimore was selected No. 11 overall by the New Orleans Saints and Malik Hooker was taken No. 15 overall by the Indianapolis Colts. Hence, addressing the need at corner in the first round was a logical assumption.

I am upset but realize that I am powerless when false accusations are made and people try to convict you in the court of public opinion. "Ever since then they just kept me in the slot".

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