Week one training camp review: cornerbacks

Another position of great turnover for the Raiders was at the cornerback position. The Raiders signed Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown in hopes of adding them with D.J. Hayden to have a solid cornerback corps.

That hasn’t quite worked out how they had hoped. Here’s a quick look at how the cornerbacks are doing just one week into camp.

Camp’s biggest winner: Tarell Brown. Former San Francisco 49er’s cornerback Tarell Brown has shown why the Raiders sought him out to add to their secondary. Brown has stuck with his receivers for the most part and has been the most consistent cornerback out there.

Camp’s biggest surprise: Neiko Thorpe. The former safety has made the transition to cornerback look relatively easy while making plays, including a couple of interceptions. Thorpe has shown the ability to develop into a playmaker, it just remains to be seen if he can be consistent at it.

Camp’s biggest loser: D.J. Hayden. How can it not be D.J. Hayden? Hayden is missing valuable time during training camp once again as this year he is out after having to have surgery on his foot for a stress fracture. Hayden missed time during last offseason with surgery to remove scar tissue and then missed eight games in the season after being put on injured reserve with a groin injury.

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