Raiders Select Clemson Defensive Back Trayvon Mullen With No. 40 Pick In 2019 NFL Draft
Mark Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders selected former Clemson defensive back Trayvon Mullen with the No. 40 overall pick in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Raiders originally had the No. 35 pick, but they traded back twice to acquire both a fourth a fifth-round pick, so that is how they ended up at 40.

Mullen becomes the second player that the Raiders have drafted from Clemson after they took defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the No. 4 overall pick.

In three seasons at Clemson, Mullen had four interceptions, seven passes defended and 93 total tackles. The reason that those numbers may not impress all that much is because many quarterbacks did not test him all that often.

Mullen picked off Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the 2019 National Championship Game, earning himself Defensive MVP honors.

In addition to Mullen, the Raiders also drafted Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram with the No. 27 overall pick, so they should have a new look secondary in 2019 after also signing free agent safety Lamarcus Joyner to a four-year contract.

If both Mullen and former first-round pick Gareon Conley both reach their full potential, then they could wind up forming one of the better cornerback duos in the league for the Raiders.