Needs: OT, G, WR, DE
There is no bigger need in Oakland than basically the entire offensive line. After allowing Jared Veldheer to walk and the Rodger Saffold fiasco, the Raiders need to build an offensive line in this draft. Luckily there will almost certainly be someone available at No. 5 overall to help with that process. After the defensive line needs an infusion of depth. The receiving corps is among the NFL’s weakest and could use some help as well. Out in Oakland they need pretty much everything, but the lines need the most help immediately.
Some have suggested they should go after a quarterback with the fifth pick, but they just brought in Matt Schaub and he’ll make $8 million this year. They should only draft a signal-caller if they plan on sitting him and bringing him along slowly.
No. 5 – Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
No. 36 – Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
No. 81 – Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State
Updated needs: OT, WR, DE