Oakland Raiders: Free Agents Al Davis Should Consider

March 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Creating depth at positions of need.
The eighth pick in the draft is high enough that it will produce a quality player. However, it is far enough out of the top five that it may not yield a player at a position of need that is worthy of a top 10 pick.
The consensus among fans and experts seems to suggest that the Raiders most urgent needs are offensive tackle, defensive tackle, middle linebacker, and cornerback. There are some good players at these positions that will be available when Oakland gets their turn at the podium, but most of them won't be worthy of a top 10 pick.
So what to do?
Why not sign a few free agents that will provide the depth needed with players that are already experienced? Doing this will free Al Davis up to take the best player available on draft day, regardless of what position they play.
Here are my thoughts on the free agents that could fill a role and can step in and play if the rookies aren't quite ready to contribute:
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