Las Vegas Raiders 2021 NFL Draft: Way-too-early 3-round mock draft

2021 NFL Draft prospect, Jayson Oweh (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Andre Cisco, 2021 NFL Draft
2021 NFL Draft prospect, Andre Cisco (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images) /

Pick Analysis. Andre Cisco. 3. player. Scouting Report. S. Syracuse. 827

The Raiders have some nice young talent in their secondary, but there still seems to be a long-term missing piece to the unit. If the right opportunity presents itself in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders would be wise to invest in a deep coverage safety. Adding a guy like Andre Cisco in the third round would be an ideal scenario for this team.

Cisco has a nose for the ball on the back-end and uses his impressive range and natural ball skills to consistently make plays in deep coverage. He made an immediate impact for Syracuse as a true freshman in 2018, coming down with seven interceptions and finishing the year with nine passes defended. He was a first-team All-ACC selection and a third-team AP All-American for his play in 2018.

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Cisco had another nice season for Syracuse last season, finishing the year with five interceptions. He has led the ACC in interceptions in each of his first two seasons and enters the 2020 season as the FBS active leader in interceptions. This guy clearly has a nose for the ball and knows how to put himself into position to make plays. He is a dynamic natural playmaker on the back-end and would be a nice addition for the Las Vegas Raiders in this range of the 2021 NFL Draft.