Las Vegas Raiders NFL Draft Prospect: Kyler Gordon, Washington Huskies


Starting cornerback Kyler Gordon helped the Washington Huskies finish the season with the best pass defense in the country.

Gordon, one half of a dynamic Huskies cornerback duo with Trent McDuffie, has looked unstoppable all season despite the Huskies’ 4-8 overall record.

The versatile cornerback is entering the draft and could potentially be an intriguing pick for the Las Vegas Raiders, who sit with the 22nd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

“[Gordon] is physical in coverage, likes to beat guys without being catchy all the way. Good eye discipline in area coverage as a bottom defender, don’t get taken advantage of road concepts. A willing tackle who displays strong tackle skills in space,” said NFL Draft Bible.

The crushing cornerback has completed his Husky Career with 98 tackles (78 solo), three tackles for loss, two interceptions, 14 pass defenses, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

At the end of the season, McDuffie received much of the attention from Washington.

However, Gordon has a size advantage over his teammate.

At 6ft and 200lbs, Gordon is incredibly athletic, has impressive ball skills and his physique is apparent with every snap.

Gordon also has much more experience playing multiple positions in the secondary, trying out safety, playing both outside corners and slots this season, earning an 89.6 coverage rating per Focus on professional football.

Gordon has come a long way since his college days. He got down to business after being benched early in his Seattle career and throughout his tough run, Gordon has raised his game to earn the right to be named a first-round prospect.

While teammate McDuffie is expected to be drafted early in the first round, Gordon can be another valuable addition for the Raiders seated in the latter part of the first round.

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