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SIlver Minings: Jevon Holland would be a legacy draft pick

Oregon safety played for former Oakland first-round pick

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 01 Rose Bowl - Oregon v Wisconsin
Jevon Holland
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Oregon’s Jevon Holland is one of the most highly-ranked safeties in the 2021 NFL draft. He could easily be a second-round pick, which may be exactly where the Las Vegas Raiders look to add a safety. The Raiders’ second-round pick is No. 48 overall.

If the Raiders do take Holland, it would make for a great story. He is from Oakland and his coach at Bishop O’Dowd High School was none other than Napoleon Kaufman. The Raiders took Kaufman with the No. 18 overall pick in the first round of the 1995 draft, which was held 26 years ago Thursday.

So Holland would be a Raiders legacy pick. If Las Vegas’ brass think that Holland can play free safety in Gus Bradley’s defense, he could end up in the Silver and Black — just like his high school coach.

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