Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has made a habit of getting rid of players drafted before he got there in 2018. Even though he got rid of several former first-rounders last year, he's gotten rid of another today.
According to Vic Tafur, the Raiders have traded starting cornerback Gareon Conley to the Houston Texans. Oakland is reportedly receiving a third round pick in the deal.
Conley was the No. 24 overall pick by the Raiders out of Ohio State in 2017 under former general manager Reggie McKenzie. He played only two games in his rookie year due to a shin injury.
But Conley had a bit of a breakout campaign in 2018, his first under Jon Gruden. Conley started 14 of 15 games, recording three interceptions, a pick-six, and a team-leading 15 passes defended.
Conley is the latest former first-round pick made by the former Raiders front office to be purged. Last year, the Raiders traded star receiver Amari Cooper and All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack.
For the Texans, it's yet another big trade as they try to contend for a Super Bowl.
Earlier this year the Texans acquired left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wideout Kenny Stills in exchange for a massive draft picks package.
But will the move pay off for Houston?