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Raiders draft rumors: Jaylon Johnson expected to be medically cleared in August

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Utah cornerback could be Raiders’ draft target

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The NFL Network has some interesting news involving a potential Raiders’ trade target.

Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson had right shoulder surgery March 4, and the latest report released on Monday said that Johnson is ahead of schedule on his rehab and he should be ready for full contact in early August. If NFL training camps start on time in late July, Johnson could miss a week or two of training camp.

But, barring any setbacks, he should have enough time to be ready to play in Week 1 and also get some preseason-game action as well.

Johnson is considered a late-first round option for the Raiders, especially if they trade down. (Johnson himself has predicted he will get picked by the Raiders.)

The news about his long-term health being positive will surely be considered by the Raiders this week.