“I’m pushing for cornerback,” said McKenzie. “I think it fits his skill set. I think we’re going to see how he does there.”
It’s worth noting that Jones actually played some corner while at Eastern Washington, so the position isn’t exactly foreign to him. Still, it’s never easy to make this kind of transition, but Jones has plenty of speed to work with, so there’s a chance he could develop into a serviceable nickel cornerback at some point.
The Raiders are still trying to dig themselves out of a tough financial situation and clearly need help in their secondary. We’ll have to see how Jones does during training camp.