NFL: 5 Positions the Oakland Raiders Need to Upgrade Through the NFL Draft

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NFL: 5 Positions the Oakland Raiders Need to Upgrade Through the NFL Draft
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The Raiders' 2010 season was their best since 2002. It was their first six or more win season since making their last playoff appearance. They entered the offseason with a great deal of unbridled optimism looking towards 2011.

Al Davis responded to expectations by offering contracts to Michael Bush, Zach Miller and Kamerion Wimbley and Stanford Routt, among others, and the current lockout hasn't really helped with offseason transactions.

Though these contracts have been tendered, they are on hold until the NFL figures out when—and if—the 2011 NFL is actually going to happen. In order to analyze the upcoming draft and the Raiders' potential picks, we need to make a few assumptions.

Let's work under the notion that the 2011 season will happen, and those tendered already will sign with the Raiders.

That being said, here are the five positions the Raiders need to use the NFL Draft to upgrade.

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