Oakland Raiders Team Needs for 2013 NFL Draft

Team Needs

1. Defensive Tackle (x2)

2. Cornerback (x2)

3. Defensive End

4. Outside Linebacker (x2)

5. Guard

6. Safety

7. Tight End

8. Wide Receiver

9. Inside Linebacker

10. Offensive Tackle

11. Quarterback

12. Running Back

As you can see, the Raiders need about every position on the depth chart and times two for some positions. While I don’t usually believe in solely best player available (BPA) approach, this team could use it since almost every position is in such desperate need.

Starting on the defense, the Raiders need a complete overhaul on this side of the ball. With the exception of defensive end Lamar Houston and safety Tyvon Branch, the Raiders need upgrades at every other starting defensive position. The most drastic areas of need are defensive tackle, cornerback and outside linebacker. In addition needing this many starters, their depth is also a cause for concern.

Offensively the Raiders aren’t much better, but they do have at least a couple good starters. They still need two starting upgrades along the offensive line at guard and tackle, as well as a new starting tight end to replace Brandon Myers, who left in free agency. With Matt Flynn as the new quarterback, this need has dropped some, though a long-term option is still on the list.


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