Oakland Raiders: Which Three Positions of Need is Most Important?

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Published: April 13, 2009


... could help the club. A number of writers thought the Raiders didn't need another running back, that the could have been better served with Glenn Dorsey or Vernon Gholston, or even trading down.

Instead against all logic, they took McFadden.

To this date, it's still the questionable call, as McFadden's first season was a difficult issue. From fighting coaches, to a turf toe, to being used sparingly, wasn't the splash impact player anyone intended.

But at the same time, it does show the simple problem involved in the draft, and hanging all your hopes on one player.

One player won't solve a team's issues. You can have Joe Montana, for example. What if he didn't have a line to protect him? What if Emmitt Smith didn't have the line that could give him running lanes? The list goes on. Take Andrew Walter as an example. Drafted to be our quarterback of the future, he had the unenviable task of trying to be the starting quarterback for Oakland in 2006, once A...

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