Originally published on Silver & Black Report on May 10, 2014
Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders front office continued to address needs by adding Utah’s cornerback Keith McGill with the 116th overall selection on Saturday.
The Raiders signed Carlos Rodgers and Tarell Brown in the offseason but they are only on one-year contracts. The Raiders needed to add cornerback help to put opposite of second-year corner D.J. Hayden.
McGill is a large corner who uses his 6-foot-3, 211-pound frame to stick with receivers in press man coverage.
McGill was recently climbing up draft boards and believed to be a third-round talent, and sometimes even considered a second-round talent.
The Raiders don’t pick again until the seventh round (219th, 235th, 247th), barring any trades.