The Raiders had a season to forget. It all started on a Saturday morning when it was announced that the Oakland Raiders at the time agreed with the Chicago Bears in a Trade for edge rusher Khalil Mack.
After that it just went downhill from that point for the Raiders. They went 4-12 for the whole year. To add on to that they even traded wide receiver Amri Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys. The only bright thing to look at for the Raiders is that they will have 3 1st round picks in the draft this year.
Who know maybe John Gurden might trade quarterback Derek Carr for some draft picks and get rid of his contract.
Going into this offseason the Raiders need help in all positions. Especially on defense, they couldn’t stop anyone last year. They were ranked last in total defense.
The biggest problem was their secondary. They were getting torched left and right, even no named receivers were beating their corners.
In free agency the Raiders need to target secondary players Bradley Roby, Jason Verrett if he is clear from injury and Kenny Vaccaro. The draft is full of defensive linemen so they do not to go out and sign one. The Raiders will have the ability to sign them because they will have 69 million to play with this free agency.
On the offensive side the should focus on running backs because no one really knows if Marshawn Lynch will return after this season. If they do go after running backs, Spencer Ware and Ameer Abdullah are the fits fits for their offense the catch out of the backfield and run east and west.
Here is who I think they should draft.
1st: Clelin Ferrell, Egde rusher, 1st: Dexter Lawrence DT, 1st: A.J Brown WR, 2nd: Brain Burns LB, 3rd: Garrett Bradbury C, 4th:Darrell Henderson RB
I see the Raiders picking d-line for the first two picks then they will get Derek Carr a weapon then focus on depth for the rest of the draft.
I think will take about 3 to 5 more years before this team becomes relevant again because they have so many holes on that team it is going to be hard to fix them all this offseason.