It's a busy day in Alameda as the Raiders are reportedly hosting at least four prospects for visits. As they scour the small school landscape, Texas Southern defensive back Tray Walker pays the team a visit according to Football Insiders.
Walker burst onto the scene with a strong showing at the Super Regional combine in Arizona last month. A week later, he had several teams taking a look at him at the Texas Southern pro day. He ran as 4.53 40-yard dash with a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-2 broad jump.
At 6-2, 187 pounds, he has rare size for a cornerback. Something the Raiders covet and making Walker a prospect which assistant defensive backs coach Rod Woodson is said to be intrigued by.
That size could also translate over to safety should a team choose to move him. Rod Woodson himself played the first 12 years of his career at cornerback before moving to safety where he played the final five seasons of his career for the Ravens and Raiders. Current safety Charles Woodson followed a similar path in the NFL.
The Raiders drafted free safety Jonathan Dowling in the seventh round last year, but some competition is needed and Charles Woodson is likely entering his final season in the NFL.
Walker had 41 tackles and 3 interceptions last season in five games played. He has nine interceptions over four seasons. He is projected to be a late round draft pick or perhaps priority undrafted free agent signee.