Finishing out the first round, the Oakland Raiders selected safety Johnathan Abram with the 27th pick. Abram’s selection makes Karl Joseph expendable. To the surprise of many, Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden picked the former Mississippi State standout late in the first
Overall, Abram is a box safety that love run support. He relishes the ability near contact. Next, he exhibits a feel for sifting through the trash and shows power to meet the ball.
With the Raiders, Abram needs to develop his coverage. The further away from the line of scrimmage, the more he appears a bit out of place. If Oakland is smart, they will deploy Abram closer to the action.