Oakland Raiders 2010: Why Raiders Draft Weekend Puts Them in Playoffs

April 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders put the rest of the AFC West and NFL on notice during draft weekend. The message was clear: "We're back."
While many skeptics will be quick to dismiss the idea of the Raiders reaching the playoffs in 2010, it really isn't that far fetched anymore. Their schedule isn't as brutal as last year's, and their division is still weak outside of the Chargers.
Let's take a look at why the Oakland Raiders can make a surprise playoff push in 2010.
Jason Campbell was acquired from the Redskins during draft weekend. This could signal the end of the JaMarcus Russell era in in Oakland. The Raiders will say there is a quarterback competition, but the chances of anyone but Campbell starting is 10 percent.
Campbell gives the Raiders a solid starter, that has the type of skill set that fits the offense perfect. He has the big arm and he takes care of the ball in the red zone. Campbell should give the Raiders consistent play behind c...

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