The Reggie McKenzie Era is entering Year 3 in Oakland, California. Dennis Allen, despite having a record of 8-24, will be the first Raiders head coach to be on the sidelines for three consecutive years since Jon Gruden.
McKenzie has finally given Allen a decent roster to work with after two years of putting the team in salary-cap hell just to be in a stronger financial position moving forward. The new regime's first two years have been far from perfect, leaving many to question whether Allen and McKenzie have much time left.
The general manager's first two drafts have not produced very much as of yet, and McKenzie's best acquisition so far has been signing rookie unrestricted free agent wide receiver Rod Streater, who looks to be a rising star. Linebacker Sio Moore also looks to have a bright future in Oakland, but everyone else is a mystery and has yet to produce.
McKenzie's first pick as the GM in 2012 is in danger of being cut this year. More Raiders draft picks in the last two years have been cut than have started for the team.
So it's safe to say that this is a big draft for the Raiders and could have huge implications for the future of the franchise. So what will they do on draft day? Get your face paint on, Raiders Nation, because the Raiders are going to take you for a ride.