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The Raiders are improving at the linebacker position, but they still need work.
Rolando McClain has been a bust since Oakland drafted him No. 8 overall in 2010, and he has baggage to go along with his poor play on the field.
Manti Te'o brings a physical and emotional leadership that the Raiders desperately need. As of now, there is no true leader on Oakland's defense, and that is a reason why the unit is so dysfunctional.
Te'o was the runner-up for this year's Heisman Trophy, and he's playing in the BCS National Championship Game as well. He has the explosiveness of a defensive end and the agility to cover the best wide receivers in the league if needed.
The Raiders need a player like Te'o to help right their sinking ship.