In 2013, the Oakland Raiders were slashing contracts like Wal-Mart slashes prices.
In 2014, things couldn't be any more different. As general manager Reggie McKenzie did his best to rid the team of overpaid contracts left behind by late owner Al Davis, he opened up the floodgates for piles of money to come Oakland's way.
As of now, the Raiders have over $60 million in cap space to work with, but it's anybody's guess as to who they'll land once free agency begins March 11.
The team still has many needs to address, but with a full draft board to work with, as well as loads of cash at McKenzie's disposal, plenty of those holes are sure to be filled.
Despite the bigger names available on the market, the Raiders need to stay away from more than one of them. Here are five.