Oakland Raiders: 14 Players Who Need to Step It Up in 2011

The NFL Draft is creeping up on us, and with it comes a sense of optimism among fans in Raider Nation.

Many believe the 2011 Raiders will be a much improved team from the 8-8 squad we saw in 2010, and a expected playoff campaign is on the horizon.

No doubt, Oakland is a young, up-and-coming team, but the Raiders are not without flaws. If they want to make the playoffs next season, many players must vastly improve.

Offensive line and quarterback are just a couple positions that need to show progression in 2011.

Here are 14 players who need to get better if the Silver and Black want to be in contention at season's end.

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