Oakland Raiders’ Most Pressing Needs

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Published: April 13, 2009


... true. 

Here I will order the Raiders most pressing needs and show how they can be fixed.


1. Defensive Tackle:

The Raiders need a quality nose tackle to pair with Tommy Kelly. The team ranked near last in run defense last season, but with another big guy in the middle who requires a double-team, linebackers will find it easier to flow to the ball.

The best ways of addressing this problem would be to either pick one up early in the draft or acquire one through a trade (Oakland could perhaps target Cleveland's Shaun Rogers).


2. Wide Receiver:

Inclusion of this might be a bit controversional, as some believe wideout isn't big a need, while some think it should be the No. 1 priority. Still others say the best way to improve the passing game is with improved pass blocking and familiar faces at wide reciever for JaMarcus Russell.

This position can be addressed e...

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