Oakland Raiders’ Draft Backup Plan for Potential Free-Agency Misses

General manager Reggie McKenzie and Oakland Raiders’ brass have significantly upgraded the roster through the first wave of free agency, but they still have work to do.

The Raiders didn’t land any big names to satisfy some of the casual fans, but if you pay close attention to their signings, it’s clear the lesser names were inked at a good value with the opportunity to make a substantial impact on the 2015 season.

You can view a listing of all the official signings updated daily via Bleacher Report.

What areas have the Raiders missed thus far? Primarily at wide receiver, defensive end and guard.

Quarterback Derek Carr still doesn’t have a big-time playmaking offensive skill player. Oakland’s pass rush still features aging defensive linemen Justin Tuck and Antonio Smith. Finally, if McKenzie wants to move Austin Howard to tackle as he mentioned in an interview, via the Raiders' official website, he’ll need to replenish the guard position.

Though it’s still a fluid situation, here’s a look at some positions and draft backup plans to fill the gaps after the first three days of free agency. 

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