The Oakland Raiders knew they needed to do something to bolster the defensive backfield this offseason, and they did so by bringing in veteran cornerback Nevin Lawson early in free agency. Lawson joined a group that needed a complete overhaul, and the collection of talent this Raiders team has in their secondary is far superior than last year.
Lawson was signed in the offseason after he was let go from the Detroit Lions. The fifth year corner was selected in the fourth round by the Lions and proved himself to be a starter in the league. The cornerback adds depth to a lackluster secondary that struggled last year defending the pass.