Nonetheless, you don’t have to give up picks to get Crabtree. You also don’t need to wait for him to adapt to your QB or learn a new city.
His size gives Jon Gruden the heir apparent and big back that the Raiders crave on offense.
We already know Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock are draft savants, so they should want to add assets than cut players outright.
When Raiders DE Khalil Mack turned 27 in February, some believe an imaginary clock started.
Time will tell if this is sound or if the Raiders are only spinning their wheels in the middle of their defense.
Hope for the best, plan for the worst. Jon Gruden -- long tired of seeing his franchise quarterback injured -- doubled up on offensive tackles in the draft by taking Kolton Miller at 15th overall in the first and Brandon Parker in the third round.
Johnson is not a perfect prospect, but he does flash potential, and the Raiders will have nothing but cap space and time to develop players.
On paper, Obi Melifonwu fits the Paul Guenther bill. Certainly, the Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator did a double take when he saw the second round pick up close and personal.
During the offseason, rumors and innuendo will cloud common sense. In reality, common sense becomes less common. For instance, the ever growing thought of...
In reality, the Raiders still have no immediate plan for their running game. Adding Anderson gives Oakland the chance to clear up a cluttered situation.
Regardless of whom the Raiders draft in the first round, the team still lacks meaningful linebacker depth.
As Jon Gruden continues to reshape his roster, the need for wideouts remains high on the offensive wish list.
Currently, the Raiders have little explosion from their linebackers.
With one move, the Oakland Raiders managed to buck conventional notion and open the door to new possibilities.
When the Oakland Raiders selected Shilique Calhoun in 2016, they hoped he would blossom into a quality pass rusher.