The Oakland Raiders have been the busiest team in the NFL in terms of roster reconstruction, this offseason.
Jon Gruden has blown things up. He has brought in a league-high 17 unrestricted free agents, added two players through trade and drafted nine others in addition to bringing in assorted street players.
Competition will be fierce because the Raiders have added at several spots. Still, there are some areas where Oakland may still add to. Let’s look
Inside linebacker: If they go for outside help, it would likely be NaVorro Bowman, who played the final 10 games of the 2017 season with Oakland. He is a free agent. The Raiders were clearly waiting until after the draft to revisit Bowman. After not drafting a starting-ready middle linebacker, the need is still there unless the Raiders want to go with Marquel Lee as the starter.
Outside linebacker: With Bruce Irvin mostly playing defensive end, the Raiders are young at linebacker. Cory James is probably the favorite to start on the outside opposite Tahir Whitehead. So, bringing in more help wouldn’t a terrible idea.
Pass-rusher: The Raiders hope third-round pick Arden Key will give Khalil Mack and Irvin the necessary late-game pass-rush help, but another veteran could always be brought in.
Conclusion: The Raiders are in an interesting spot. Many positions are undecided, but there are log jams of new players at many spots. So, Oakland may have a lot of question marks but not a lot of room for more new players because of all the new players who have been brought in.