Meet the Rookies: Raiders CB Keith McGill

Meet the Rookies: Raiders CB Keith McGill
July 17, 2014, 10:00 pm
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Keith McGill could make an impact with the Raiders in 2015 when Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers aren't in the picture. (USATSI)

Meet the Rookies

Raiders DT Justin Ellis
49ers C Marcus Martin
Raiders CB Keith McGill
July 18 -- Bruce Ellington
July 19 -- Derek Carr
July 20 -- Dontae Johnson
July 21 -- Khalil Mack
July 22 -- Jimmie Ward

Programming note: Get to know the newest Bay Area footballers with our feature series "Meet the Rookies" every night this week on SportsNet Central at 6 and 10:30 p.m.

ALAMEDA -- With their second fourth-round pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected Utah cornerback Keith McGill.

College career: McGill earn All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors in his best collegiate season. He had 12 pass breakups and an interception for the Utes. He will be a 25-year old rookie. He missed the 2012 season rehabbing a shoulder injury. He also had DUI arrest in that time. He spent 2009-10 in junior college.

Scouting report: The Raiders are taking a flier on a physically gifted player with off-field issues, injury troubles and relative inexperience at the position. McGill has the size and physical tools to be a solid cornerback or a safety. Analysts say he needs to improve his footwork and play with better physicality.

How he fits: McGill could turn a solid training camp into the No. 4 cornerback spot behind D.J. Hayden, Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers. The Raiders hope he can develop into an impact player in 2015, after one-year deals for Brown and Rogers expire. He could also transition to safety.