The Raiders secondary showed flashes of growth but they were exactly that; glimpses. There’s exceptional young talent in the backfield but more so than most positions, it has to be addressed annually.
Moving up or Moving on? Vol. 9: Secondary
Let’s take a look at who should be moving up with the Raiders, or moving on.
Daryl Worley, CB
Split decision; In 15 games, Worley racked up 58 tackles (51 solo, 7 assisted, 1 for loss), eight passes defensed and one fumble recovery. He is an unrestricted free agent and could be brought back for the right price. Both may decide to part ways and pursue something different. I believe he should be brought back on a one-year prove-it deal.
Trayvon Mullen, CB
Moving up; Mullen played in all 16 games. He racked up 48 tackles (40 solo, 8 assisted), had 10 passes defensed and one interception. Going into the second year, he has something to build on and can be the starting corner the Raiders have lacked for so long.