Former Ohio State defensive back Gareon Conley did indeed end up getting a first round call. Despite the rape allegations that surfaced this week, Conley winds up going in round one of the NFL draft, nabbed by the Oakland Raiders at No. 24.
Conley was the third of three members of the Buckeye secondary to go in the first round, with Marshon Lattimore going to the Saints at No. 11 and Malik Hooker, to the Colts at No. 14. Conley's first round call, however, was in doubt after the story of the alleged rape--dating back to April 9--surfaced. NFL teams scrambled to investigate and reports circulated last night that most teams--obviously including the Raiders, believed Conley, who has strongly proclaimed his innocence. Our Chris Spielman, of 105.7, the Zone, is working the draft for Fox Sports Radio, and was on the floor when the word circulated that Conley has passed a lie-detector test for NFL teams.
The Raiders, after taking Conley, said they were confident with the pick.
"The research was done and it wasn't just a gut (feel to pick Conley), it was based on research," Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said. "We're very confident in all the information that we gathered."
You can see all of what McKenzie and Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio had to say about Conley by clicking on the link here.