Since then, the Raiders have made several adjustments to their coaching staff, including parting ways with the unpopular offensive coordinator, Greg Knapp.
Oakland has nowhere to go but up in 2013 and, with a solid draft, the Raiders could finally reach their potential next season.
A dangerous pass rusher is what they most desperately need with the No. 3 pick in the draft, but several other needs must be addressed by the silver and black.
The Senior Bowl gives college football's most experienced players the opportunity to showcase their talents on the field before the draft and here are a few players the Raiders must have on their radar come April.