Before Kamerion Wimbley, we thought our weakness with LB was on the strong side. If only we could get a legitimate SAM LB, we would be great. Well, as it turned out, we were much more further away than a SAM LB to be capable of stopping the run.
We had the likes of Jon Alston, Isaiah Ekejiuba, and Sam Williams, all special teams standouts for sure, but not starting quality LBs.
As it turned out we had bigger issues with our front four and specifically our DTs. As you have seen, we have made positive strides with that position.
Wimbley represents a Raiders hybrid LB who can put his hand down and get to the QB ala Trevor Scott.
This young man tallied 11 sacks his first season in the league. If the Raiders can employ him like they did his first year and get anywhere that kind of productivity out of him, it would make who ever pulled the trigger on this guy a genius.