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Raiders Film breakdown: Trey Taylor adds playmaking ability

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By: Marcus Johnson

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Rookie safety is an extra playmaker in the Raiders secondary

The Las Vegas Raiders sought secondary help in the draft to fill up the defensive backfield. On day three, they added two corners to add depth and hopefully develop into contributing players.

However, safety was not a position of need in the draft. Tom Telesco has a formula for the best play available during his draft, and he kept it consistent in the seventh round. He selected Trey Taylor from the Air Force, one of the most productive safeties.

Taylor was the Jim Thorpe Award winner for 2024 with three interceptions and a defensive touchdown this season. The former Air Force safety has five defensive touchdowns during his career and could be a steal for the Raiders in the later rounds.

The question becomes, why was he available so late in the draft? I took a deep dive into the film to see what his skillset brings to the locker room and why he might have fallen that far in the draft. Check out the breakdown below and let us know your thoughts.

Originally posted on Silver And Black Pride