The Oakland Raiders did a lot of research on Gareon Conley before selecting the cornerback in the first round of the draft on Thursday night.
Sexual assault allegations have been made against Conley, which he has strongly denied. He reportedly passed a polygraph test, but there was doubt as to whether he'd remain a first-round pick.
"We did our due diligence throughout this whole process, and we trust our research, reports, everything we have on Mr. Conley," Reggie McKenzie said.
"We feel really good about having him join the Raiders, and having him be a great teammate. The research was done. It wasn't just a gut [feeling]. It was based on research, and we are very confident in all the information we got. I don't want to get into all the details about who we talked to. The bottom line is, we've done miles and miles of research to make sure we were totally comfortable with our decision, which we were. We feel really good about the pick and where it's going."