The Raiders could have the next Richard Sherman at cornerback
Ken Norton Jr. likes tall, rangy corners who can play press coverage and win.
So the Raiders' new defensive coordinator should love Keith McGill, who stands at 6-foot-3 and whose scouting report sounds a lot like a player Norton Jr. is plenty familiar with -- Richard Sherman.
Norton coached in Seattle last year. He'll implement their "Legion of Boom"-style in Oakland, where McGill could star -- if he earns a starting job first.
"If the coaches trust me to take snaps with the first team when the season starts, then I’m going to do what I have to do," McGill told CSN Bay Area. "I have confidence in myself, and I have to make sure my teammates have confidence in me.”
McGill showed Sherman-like promise late in the season. He held Demaryius Thomas and the Broncos to three receptions on nine targets.
McGill scooped up a fumble for a touchdown in that game. He also scored major points with his would-be coach, who was coordinating Denver's defense at the time.
Jack Del Rio said he's confident that the Raiders' cornerback race will shake itself out this preseason. When the dust settles, don't be surprised to see McGill standing tall.