Once again, the Oakland Raiders are forced to enjoy the playoffs from the comfort of their own homes instead of actually playing in them.
We're less than four months until the 2013 NFL draft, and Oakland has plenty of holes to fill on both sides of the football before next season begins.
With such a defensive-heavy draft class coming out in April, the Raiders are sure to draft a talented prospect that will help a defense that finished in the bottom half of the league against the pass and the rush.
The defense wasn't the only unit that struggled for Oakland in 2012 either. The Raiders' offense was completely one-dimensional and Greg Knapp's zone-blocking scheme inhibited them from taking full advantage of their potential.
After it is all said and done, the Raiders are sure to be an improved team in 2013. Let's take a look at some of the moves Oakland could make in free agency.