One of the 2017 NFL Draft’s biggest ongoing stories was whether Gareon Conley would be picked in the first round.
And the answer came Thursday night, as the Oakland Raiders selected the Ohio State cornerback No. 24 overall.
There was no question the Ohio State cornerback was talented enough to be a top-32 pick, but his draft status had been in question ever since he was accused of rape earlier this month in Cleveland. Conley denied the allegations, and he even passed a pre-draft polygraph, which ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Baltimore Ravens asked him to take.
Conley learned his draft fate in Ohio, not Philadelphia, as he watched the results come in with his family.
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