Oakland Raiders Have Big Questions Remaining for 2010

There are some big questions left to answer for the Oakland Raiders heading into the 2010 season, and whilst many of them might be answered on draft day, it is difficult to imagine all of them being answered in a single draft.

The Raiders have been very quiet in free agency so far, and the one real move of note was the acquisition of Kamerion Wimbley from Cleveland for a third round pick.

So what questions still remain to be answered?


Who Will Play Right Tackle?

That is one of the biggest priorities this offseason, to improve the offensive line, starting at the right tackle position. Cornell Green is gone so it will be someone else. This could probably be solved with a first round draft pick, but you never know which way Al will go or what he is planning.

Any one of the top three tackles in the draft (Okung, Baluga, Williams) could fill that need very well, but all are rising up the mock draft boards and may be gone by the No. 8 pick. If they are, then I have a sneaking suspicion that Al has Khalif Barnes pencilled in at right tackle this year. It also wouldn’t be a shock if Al reached for Bruce Campbell, who is the popular draft prediction for Oakland.

Campbell’s measurable is exactly what Al Davis usually goes for, but the big guy from Maryland is a developmental project at best and a massive reach at No. 8.


Who Will Play Middle Linebacker?

With Kirk Morrison seemingly on the way out with an original round free agency tender, the Raiders still have a big question mark over this position. Ricky Brown gave Morrison a run for his money in camp for the starting position last year, but has serious durability issues.

I can’t imagine the Raiders going into 2010 with him as their only option, which must mean either free agency or the draft, but the Raiders haven’t tipped their hand there so far. Could the...

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