CB Gareon Conley had a solid debut for the Raiders
- After missing the entire preseason and Week 1 due to injury, Oakland Raiders rookie cornerback Gareon Conley made his professional debut on Sunday in Oakland against the New York Jets. Heading into the game, the Raiders were down 2016 starting CB Sean Smith.
- Now healthy and with his legal issues behind him, Conley had a very encouraging debut in which he played 46 snaps and allowed just one catch on two targets. He especially showed off his ball skills on a defensed pass where he almost forced an interception. He’s a welcome addition to an Oakland secondary which has been seen as a weakness for a potential Super Bowl contender.
- The Raiders picked Conley with the 24th-overall selection in the 2017 draft out of Ohio State, where he allowed the third best yards per cover snap (0.51) in 2016. He allowed just 14 receptions for 159 yards, and an NFL passer rating of 14.0, best in the nation, on throws into his coverage during his senior season.