Oakland Raiders Need a Run Stuffing DT

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Published: March 10, 2009


... Stopping the Run!

There is Tommy Kelly who plays a consistent 3-technique, just not that of a player of his pay grade. Then there are role players like Gerard Warren, or the overpaid and underachieving Terdell Sands, who leave much to be desired.

At this time they have gone about free agency without the big name players typical of an Al Davis signing period, which I find to be an intelligent play by Davis. But as the Raiders get closer to the draft, how do they address this need for run stopping bodies in the middle?

There are free agent DT's like the talented but large character risk Tank Johnson; a wide-bodied under achiever such as Jimmy Kennedy; or a couple veteran ex-Raider lineman like Rod Coleman or La'Roi Glover—both more passing down lineman, then run stoppers. Then again you can go in the draft with the 7th pick and go with B.J. Raji.  

Regarding the draft, there is still the 2nd round with the likes of Ziggy Hood, ...

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