The Raiders are taking advantage of the ability to FaceTime with draft prospects as the coronavirus crisis drags on.
Las Vegas reportedly had a pre-draft visit set up with Notre Dame safety Alohi Gilman. But, of course, all in-person visits were canceled because of the pandemic. Teams are now allowed to do FaceTime meetings with up to 30 players prior to the draft. The Raiders are taking advantage of them and are getting to know Gilman that way.
Notre Dame SAF Alohi Gilman had private visits set up w/ the #Texans, #Saints, #Raiders, #Patriots & #Cardinals. COVID-19 canceled all of them.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) April 7, 2020
Since then, he's held pre-draft meetings over FaceTime w/ the #Bengals, #Jaguars, #Cardinals, #Texans, #Raiders, #Titans & #Patriots.
Gilman is the type of player the Raiders drafted last year when Mike Mayock became general manager to help assistant coach Jon Gruden. He produced in college, he comes from a high-profile program and he is considered a leader. He displayed his character at the NFL combine.
Also, safety is a need position. Perhaps the Raiders will consider Gilman in the mid rounds. Here is a highlight film of Gilman: