Missing Pieces the Oakland Raiders Could Still Get

The new regime in Oakland has done a great job plugging holes and finding value in the free-agent market, but there is still work to be done.

Reggie McKenzie added depth at linebacker this offseason, but still lack the quality depth that would provide a safety net should a key player not be available for a stretch of games.

If there was much in the way of cornerback help available, the Raiders might be interested, but there isn't much that is going to be significantly better than Chimdi Chekwa and DeMarcus Van Dyke on the market.

The leadership is hoping the conversion of David Ausberry from wide receiver to tight end pays dividends, but McKenzie should have his eye on a few free agents that could help the Raiders at the tight end position.

If Ausberry isn't capable or just isn't ready to be handed the starting job, the Raiders shouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on one of the quality veteran free agents available.

Pass rush is always a premium and McKenzie will be looking for cheap players that can help the Raiders create pressure, even if that means taking a chance on an older player or unproven free agent.

The Raiders will allow the youth to develop and will probably wait until just before training camp before bringing in veteran competition, but there are a few missing pieces the Raiders could still get.

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