An Offseason Plan for the Oakland Raiders, But Will It Work?

Sean KimesContributor IMarch 13, 2009

Ok, this is my first article but I wanted to throw out a plan that may work for the Raiders.

First, there's free agency.

Bring in:

QB - Jeff Garcia, perfect mentor for Russell

LB - Derrick Brooks, good back-up who gives us a vet on defence

CB - Dre' Bly, still a capable CB that would give us depth

DT - Tank Johnson, would play well at NT and be a upgrade

FS - Will Demps, could fight with Eugene, or maybe Huff for starting FS

WR - Torry Holt, just got released and would be a great veteran presence

Now the draft:

Everyone says we won't trade down, but this offseason gives me hope. So. we trade the No. 7 pick to the Eagles for there Nos. 21 and 28.

Draft Order

Round 1
No. 21 - Alex Mack
No. 28 - Max Unger

Round 2
Clay Mathews, OLB

Round 3
Terrance Taylor, DT

Round 4
Fenuki Tupou, RG/OT

Round 6
Zach Porter, DE

Round 7
Stephen Hodge, SS

Then we go in to '09 with a depth chart like this:


QB - J. Russell, J Garcia, A Walter

WR 1 - J.L. Higgins, J. Walker, J. Holland

WR 2 - C. Schilens, A Sheilds(slot?), T. Holt

RB - D. McFadden, M. Bush, J. Fargas, L. Rankin

FB - O. O'Neal, L. Lawton

TE - Z Miller, T Steward

LT - M. Henderson, E Pears

LG - R. Gallery, Chris Morris

C - Alex Mack

RG - Fenuki Tupou, C. Carlisle

RT - Max Unger, P. McQuistan


LDE - J. Richardson, G. Gunheim, Z. Porter

RDE - D. Burgess, T. Scott

UT - T. Kelly, G. Warren

NT - T. Johnson, T. Taylor

SLB - C. Mathews, R. Brown, J. Alston

MLB - Kirk Morrison, I. Ekejiuba

WLB - Thomas Howard, Darrick Brooks

SS - T. Branch, S. Hodge

FS - W. Demps, M. Huff

LCB - N. Asomugha, S Rout

RCB - C. Johnson, D. Bly

K - S. Janikowski

P - S. Lechler

LS - Jon Condo

It looks like a great chart.

Any thoughts and comments?


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