D.J. Hayden in danger of losing Raiders starting CB job


Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper inspire plenty of confidence as Oakland Raiders building blocks and future stars.

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Can the same be said of 2013 first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden?

Although Hayden closed out last year as a full-time player, he's not guaranteed to open the 2015 season as a starting cornerback.

The new coaching staff had Hayden working with the second-team for much of the offseason, per ESPN.com's Bill Williamson, while 2014 fourth-round pick Keith McGill played opposite T.J. Carrie with the first unit.

Williamson stresses that it's a "fluid situation," but McGill will have the edge entering training camp.

Hayden's failure to develop into a frontline starter is disappointing news for a defense that lacks young standout talents to complement Mack and linebacker Sio Moore.

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