They’ve made some solid additions, but not solid enough apparently
It’s been a hectic offseason for the Raiders so far. They’ve brought in some key pieces, but have lost some as well. Bleacher Report gave each team a grade as to how they’ve performed so far this offseason.
Well, they weren’t too kind to the Raiders, as they gave them a D+. Here’s what they had to say about the Raiders’ offseason up to this point.
The Las Vegas Raiders have been plagued by a lack of pass-rushing talent for years and finally went out and got their guy to fix it by signing Yannick Ngakoue. They also snagged a pair of decent veteran defensive linemen in Solomon Thomas and Quinton Jefferson, providing a boost in what has been an area of major concern.
Las Vegas now has to figure out how to patch up the offensive line after it traded a pair of starters in center Rodney Hudson and tackle Trent Brown. The squad did ink a replacement for Hudson in Nick Martin but still has to find a way to keep quarterback Derek Carr protected and open up rushing lanes after spending $11 million to sign running back Kenyan Drake for two years.
The Raiders seemed to have ended up exactly where they started the offseason: with a roster full of holes—just different ones than before. Las Vegas isn’t ready to be a contender yet and—barring a series of home runs in the draft—will likely fall short again.
Now I get it. The Raiders haven’t had the best offseason by any means. But I don’t know, a D+? That seems a little harsh. Luckily, that’s the beauty of polls. I know a few weeks ago I asked for your grade on the offseason, but with a few more moves being made maybe your decision has changed.
Vote below and give your grade on the Raiders’ offseason up to this point.
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