Oakland Raiders’ Roster Not Without Blemishes: Is a Big Trade Coming Up?

The Oakland Raiders are showing a lot of promise in the weeks leading up to the season opener on September 12th.

They've made the necessary moves to be a contender in the NFL.

However, there are still some holes on this Raider team, and I wouldn't be surprised if Mr. Al Davis makes a huge trade in the upcoming days.

Mr. Davis is known for making some big trades recently. In 2008, he made a trade for DeAngelo Hall and just last year he snatched up Richard Seymour from New England.

Surely the Raiders are to get a big-name player in the next few weeks.

The big question is: What position needs to get upgraded the most?

Well, we all know the Raiders have big needs on the offensive line. Let's start there.

Everyone on the line worries me a bit. Jared Veldheer needs to start at center this season so he needs to speed up the learning a little bit. If you look at the left tackle spot, Mario Henderson is a player who has great potential in Silver and Black. However, he is still a huge question mark. He'll struggle against the faster edge-rushers.

Langston Walker has been average in his two pre-season games, but his experience is very valuable. Cooper Carlisle has looked considerably bad, and I think his age has finally caught up with him. That said, he's still a solid back-up.

The two players I think the Raiders should have gotten a long time ago are either Logan Mankins or Jared Gaither.

Mankins is a disgruntled guard and Gaither is a solid tackle who the Baltimore Ravens have been shopping a bit. Either player will do, in my opinion. If the Raiders get one or both, they have a much better shot at the playoffs.


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