Raiders select Ohio State CB Gareon Conley at No. 24

Oakland grabbed Conley after he slipped in the first round Thursday. PFF looks at the fit of the former Ohio State CB with the Raiders defense.

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Raiders select Ohio State CB Gareon Conley at No. 24


  • The Oakland Raiders selected Ohio State CB Gareon Conley with the 24th pick in the first round of the draft Thursday.
  • Conley had been pegged earlier in the draft, but slipped to the Oakland Raiders due to late-arising off-field issues.
  • Conley’s 0.51 yards per cover snap was the second-lowest among draft-eligible CBs.
  • Conley’s 22.1 cover snaps per reception were the fourth-highest of all draft-eligible CBs.
  • The longest reception that Conley allowed in 2016 went for 21 yards. That was the shortest among draft-eligible Big 10 CBs.
  • Conley’s coverage grade of 85.7 ranked third-highest among draft-eligible Big 10 CBs.
  • He allowed just 14 receptions for 159 yards, and an NFL passer rating of 14.0 when targeted, which was best in the nation.

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