Oakland Raiders 2014 NFL Draft Day 1 Primer

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Oakland Raiders 2014 NFL Draft Day 1 Primer
Associated Press
Dennis Allen faces a lot of pressure heading into his third year as the Raiders head coach.

The Oakland Raiders' 2014 rookie class will face a lot of pressure coming into their first year. Reggie McKenzie has yet to see significant production from the majority of his draft picks since he was hired as the GM. If the Raiders don't get immediate production from multiple rookies out of this draft, it could be the end of the road for McKenzie or head coach Dennis Allen.

The Raiders added several veterans this offseason, but nobody is signed for the long term. That means the Raiders have the majority of their key positions unsecured for the future. There is no position that is out of the question for the Raiders to draft as this roster has many needs.

This is one of the most intriguing and important drafts the Raiders have had in recent years. They are merely a couple of hours away from adding their first player. How important is this draft for Oakland? Let's take a look at the state of the Raiders heading into the draft.

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