Lets face it, linebacker was the weakness of the Raiders defense last year.
Rolando McClain didn't light things up his rookie year like many were expecting. Well, Darren Sproles and Danny Amendola, both victims of his raw power and ability, would beg to differ.
Trevor Scott, Quentin Groves and Thomas Howard all struggled mightily at weak outside linebacker, and none of them seem to be the answer.
The only Raider linebacker who really performed well was Kamerion Wimbley, who played the roles of strong-side linebacker as well as pass rusher.
The Raiders need to bring in a a qaulity player to start on the weak-side opposite of Wimbley and shore up the run defense. That position is the weak link on this defense and needs to be addressed.
To fill this need I like Manny Lawson because of his elite athleticism and versatility. Simply put, he has Raider speed.
Other options: Rocky Mcintosh, Dhani Jones, James Anderson, Kirk Morrison, Eric Barton, Ben Leber, Keith Bullock