Raiders draft Gareon Conley amid rape allegation

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31:  Gareon Conley #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes intercepts a pass intended for Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson Tigers (not pictured) during the first half of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on DecAs the first round of the NFL Draft reached its home stretch, the Oakland Raiders provided perhaps the biggest shock of the evening when they selected former Ohio State DB Gareon Conley.

Conley was considered a first-round lock in the weeks leading up to the draft, but a recent rape allegation caused him to slide down draft boards. The Raiders clearly felt confident in Conley's claims that he is innocent, and took him with the 24th overall pick in the first round.

We are not going to speculate given the serious nature of the matter, but listen below to hear the immediate reaction from Rodney Peete and Petros Papadakis. 

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