Here's something that I thought would be a little different to take on. Trying to guess which Oakland Raiders are most likely to get cut to make room for new draft picks and free agents.
I think everyone has there ideas about who "should" be removed, but I want to take it more in-depth and give solid, legit, Al Davis type rational decisions.
We've come to learn that the head coach, Tom Cable, is a no nonsense guy who wants players who want to be a part of the team.
He's looking for motivated guys who can "get after it" whenever they are in the game. Fifty-three men committed to one purpose.
High energy guys who other players feed off of and know how to play sound fundamental football.
Al Davis likes guys who are fast, big, and strong. Al Davis will likely tell Tom Cable who his first round draft pick is going to be based on what he feels the team needs and let Tom Cable take a shot at convincing him of who the others will be.
Tom will likely seek out free agents and try and get Mr. Davis to bring them in for tryouts. Tom's scouting staff will most likely search the low level colleges trying to create another great undrafted rookie class.
This year's undrafted rookies included Nick Miller-a wide receiver who probably should have been put on IR by this point, but is still active on the roster-David Nixon- a linebacker who impressed the coaching staff and has blazing speed, but needs to bulk up a bit- and Desmond Bryant- a defensive tackle who has been impressive and could potentially be a very solid starter in the NFL.
I expect this upcoming offseason to be very similar to the one prior. It was a rather successful offseason with a trade for Richard Seymour, a free agent addition of Greg Ellis and quite a great rookie class.
They are going to be after team captain type players.
They may go after another guy to mentor the highest paid expendable bust ever.
They might look for some more young linemen like the guys they brought in early in this years offseason.
They are looking towards building a team that Al Davis can turn over to his son that will run itself for a while, during a time in which Mark davis will be looking to get his feet wet in the atmosphere of the NFL front offices.
So being a combination of Al Davis and Tom Cable let's try to take a glance at the future and see if we can discover the top five players most likely to NOT be
Oakland Raiders in 2010.