A day after the Raiders secondary was burned for five passing touchdowns by Aaron Rodgers, they’re shaking things up. Former first round pick Gareon Conley has been traded to the Texans for a 3rd round pick according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
Making this trade more interesting is the Raiders face the Texans this week.
At the end of last season, Conley looked like the Raiders best corner. This season he has been dreadful and easily the most oft beaten defensive back on the team.
It’s never fun to give up on a first round pick with just 23 games under his belt, but Conley has clearly taken a step back from the progress he showed last season. Gruden must have though it wasn’t going to get any better than a third round pick in exchange for Conley and pulled the trigger.
Conley, of course, was not a Gruden draft pick. He was a Reggie McKenzie pick. And with Conley out, it opens the door for Gruden to start his guy Trayvon Mullen who he drafted this year in the second round out of Clemson.