2016: 12-4, first place AFC West
2017 DRAFT: No. 24
|373.3 (6th)||253.2 (13th)||120.1 (6th)||4.4 (10th)||18 (1st)|
|375.1 (26th)||257.5 (24th)||117.6 (23rd)||4.5 (25th)||25 (32nd)|
1. MLB: Oakland is set with Bruce Irvin and Khalil Mack at outside linebacker, but needs help on the interior to shore up a bottom-third of the league rushing defense.
2. CB: Oakland's pass defense isn't any better — the Raiders struggled at the position despite off-season changes at cornerback last year.
3. DT: Continuing the trend of defensive help, Oakland could add some interior defensive line strength with their first selection.
4. RB: Latavious Murray is a free agent, and the Raiders could try to add another playmaker to an already explosive offense.
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Zach Cunningham, LB — Vanderbilt
Widely considered one of the best inside linebackers in the 2017 NFL Draft, Cunningham is behind only Alabama's Reuben Foster in most mocks. Still, inside linebacker isn't a highly-drafted position, and Cunningham should be around when the Raiders make their selection.
Malik McDowell, DT — Michigan State
The Michigan State product is ready to step into an NFL defensive line immediately. The 6-foot-6, 276-pound defensive lineman has the range to play all over the defensive line, and could be a huge asset for a defense looking to solidify at several levels.
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Adoree Jackson, CB — USC
The USC stud filled multiple roles for the Trojans on offense, defense and special teams, but Oakland could really use his talents in the defensive backfield. Oakland had a poor pass defense last season, and Jackson could help solve the problem.
Alvin Kamara, RB — Tennessee
If the Raiders choose to go offensive wih their first pick, Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara could step in and provide a spark. He has some injury and off-the-field concerns, but is a proven playmaker.
Tre'Davious White, CB — LSU
Another potential cornerback the Raiders could select is LSU's Tre'Davious White. Like USC's Jackson, White offers versatility as a returner as well as a defensive back. He's a corner capable of being left alone on an island.