There were issues at safety last season pretty much across the board. The Raiders are hoping much of that was the defensive scheme Paul Guenther was running. But even if that was the primary culprit, adding a potential starting safety to the mix in this draft is a must.
New defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s scheme requires he has great safety play. Though Johnathan Abram was among the problems with last year’s team, he is a former first-round pick, so he will be given another shot to prove himself.
With Abram at strong safety, it’s free safety that will need an influx of talent. They signed Karl Joseph to give them some insurance, but if they truly want to fix the defense, going after a rangy-free safety in the draft is the way to do it.
There are a few in this draft who could be just what the Raiders are looking for. Here are those safeties along with the round that could make sense for the Raiders to snag them.