The Oakland Raiders have traded cornerback Gareon Conley to the Houston Texans for a third-round pick according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 21, 2019
Houston is trading the third-round pick they received as part of the Jadeveon Clowney for Conley. The Texans are in need of pass defense help, as they rank 29th in passing yards allowed per game at 275.6.
Oakland now has more draft capital to rebuild their team. They currently have two first-round draft picks for the 2020 NFL Draft. The Raiders are reportedly looking to acquire a pass rusher before the trade deadline, so they may use the extra picks in a trade.
Conley, 24, was a first-round pick for the Raiders in 2017. In three season with the team, Conley has four interceptions and 18 passes defended.