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2014 NFL Draft Prospects Who Could Be Instant Starters for the Oakland Raiders
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The Oakland Raiders 2014 NFL draft has the potential to define this franchise for the foreseeable future.

With needs at quarterback, wide receiver and just about everywhere on the defensive side of the football, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie will have some serious decisions to make when it comes to shaping this football team.

McKenzie's task won't be an easy one. Thanks to a record-setting amount of underclassmen who have declared for the draft, this year's class is extraordinarily deep.

In order to turn this prestigious program around, the reality of the situation is that McKenzie needs to find guys who can come in and contribute from Day 1.

Understanding the task at hand, the Raiders GM told Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group that adding playmakers is always the goal.

Using that playmaker mentality as a guide, it's time check out some NFL prospects who could become instant starters for the Raiders in 2014.

From first-round studs to "sleepers" who have tremendous potential, click the slideshow below and find out which guys will be able to help transform this team back into a playoff contender.

All CFB stats courtesy of Sports-Reference.com, unless noted otherwise.

All 2014 draft projections provided by NFLDraftScout.com (h/t CBSSports.com) unless noted otherwise.

All stats courtesy of NFL.com unless noted otherwise.

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