Raiders: The man they call Obi’ Melifonwu

The Oakland Raiders have clearly identified the major source of their woes and they’ve addressed it in the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL draft.

Obi Melifonwu, who was selected 56th overall, is part of the solution to said woes which included a defensive backfield that ranked 26th against the pass. His skill-set and athletic abilities will allow him to neutralize the size advantages employed against the Raiders.

Raiders: The man they call Obi’ Melifonwu


Melifonwu is fast, tall, athletic and capable of shadowing a tight end; he adds much-needed size and speed to the back-end of this Raider defense.

While evaluating Melifonwu’s talent, most analysts had him as a second-round pick or maybe even a potential late first-round pick. The need of the Raiders made it seem like he was an absolute lock.

Raider Nation, you’re about to get what should be an excellent addition to the secondary. Providing a “yin to the yang” of Karl Joseph, along with first round pick Gareon Conley, this young secondary has the talent to lockdown offenses in the AFC West.

The future of this football team is looking bright, as the team is addressing positions of need with promising players. Mr. Melifonwu, on behalf of and myself; welcome to the Silver and Black.

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