In addition, by conserving Jacobs’ carries, he will stay fresher down the stretch. When December rolls around, a group of Jacobs, Richard, and Dillon could give opponents headaches.
Why Gaither? While he doesn’t fit Guenther’s penchant for bigger linebackers, he solves one of the defense’s most pressing needs.
Although not a perfect fit for every defense, Martin’s toughness will make Mike Mayock pay attention.
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His frame could easily handle the rigors of weakside linebacker, with the ability to flow from the flats to the seam and back again. Lastly, as a linebacker, Floyd would attack the run with the same vigor as he does with the pass as a safety.
Of all of the teams in the AFC, the Raiders sit far behind others in linebacker play.
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On top of that, Wilson profiles personally as the type of player that Gruden would embrace.
At his current weight, slotting him next to Johnathan Abram could give the Raiders a blend of size, range and jarring ability that would change the complexion of games.
Furthermore, he can add blitz pressure on passing downs. With Jon Gruden firmly in control of an effective offense, Paul Guenther and the defense needs to meet the standard. An athlete like Brooks, a tackling machine, provides the Raiders a Day 2 value pick.
With Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow presumably occupying the slot, Smith would give the Raiders an outside receiver without costing them a first day pick.
Athletically, the upgrade remains obvious. With teams preferring to spread their offenses wide, the overwhelming need for quality linebackers exist.
The Raiders could get a steal without having to use a high pick.
Plus, the defense needs a youthful linebacker that offers the team something different. Currently, every Raiders linebacker do not present any greater-than-average abilities.