The Raiders are in need of secondary help. They could certainly find some in this NFL draft class, where quality cornerbacks are plentiful.
The front office reportedly hosted a good one on Wednesday, bringing in Oakland native Kevin King for a pre-draft visit. ESPN's Adam Caplan first broke the news.
The Bishop O'Dowd High and Washington alum fits the Raiders' mold for cornerbacks, standing 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds. The Silver and Black are in greater need of a slot cornerback with DJ Hayden's departure and significant funds invested in Sean Smith and David Amerson for 2017 at least, but King might be a good fit no matter what, with desirable size, speed and agility to be a solid pro.
He is a highly touted prospect who could be available when they select No. 24 overall in this draft.
The Raiders plan to upgrade their defense through the draft after largely ignoring it thus far in free agency.
As a local product, King does not count against the Raiders' allotment of pre-draft visits.
The Raiders also hosted cornerback Shaquill Griffin on a pre-draft visit, per ESPN. The Central Florida product ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine.
The Raiders have Mississippi receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow coming in for a pre-draft visit, according to NFL Network. The Washington transfer was not invited to the scouting combine due to off-field issues.