Las Vegas Raiders secondary suddenly has depth and star power


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 26: Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen Jr. #27 celebrates after breaking up a pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker #11 on a third-and-20 play during their match at Allegiant Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders beat the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The defensive backfield has been a problem for the Las Vegas Raiders for years, but in 2022 the group actually has depth and star power.

For years, there have been significant issues for the Raiders franchise when it comes to the defensive backfield. In fact, it seems stars have been in short supply since Nnamdi Asomugha left as a free agent and then when Charles Woodson retired.

However, the Raiders have started to move in the right direction in recent years in terms of talent, especially with what we saw from the two rookies last year. Nate Hobbs and Tre’Von Moehrig were two guys taken after the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but they ended up being two of the best rookie defensemen in the league last season.

As is the case every season, questions still arise in terms of cornerback and safety positions, but you have to think this is the best collection of talent they’ve had in some time. The Silver and Black play Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Russell Wilson twice per season going forward, so being more than solid in the secondary is paramount.

Here we take a look at the Raiders’ defensive backfield.


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