After strengthening their shaky defense in 2013 NFL Free Agency, let’s take a look at the Oakland Raiders‘ updated team needs heading into the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft (in no particular order).
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Oakland is among the Top 5 potential landing spots for former West Virginia Mountaineers star signal-caller Geno Smith, and for good reason. For one thing, the team has the third overall pick, and nine times out of ten, when a team is picking in the Top 10, an upgrade is needed under center.
Carson Palmer, 33, is expected to restructure his bloated contract or pack his bags and this could be the right time for the Raiders to give Terrelle Pryor a chance to become the starter. An open competition is expected in Oakland. Only time will tell who will be featured in the battle.
2. Pass Rusher
Based on the Raiders’ recent additions (Pat Sims, Vance Walker, Jason Hunter, Nick Roach, Kaluka Maia...