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3 Bold Predictions for the Raiders Offseason

Max Staley
Three bold predictions for the Las Vegas Raiders offseason.
Three bold predictions for the Las Vegas Raiders offseason. / Dylan Buell/GettyImages

The Las Vegas Raiders enter the offseason in a very interesting position. They're coming off a 10-7 season and have the firepower to field a top-10 offense in 2022, but they have some pretty clear holes on both sides of the ball.

If Josh McDaniels wants to hit the ground running with his new team, he'll need Dave Ziegler to make some upgrades this offseason. Thankfully, he's projected to have about $19 million in cap space to work with.

Here are three bold predictions for the Raiders' offseason.

3. Raiders Sign Allen Robinson

The Raiders clearly need to upgrade at wide receiver. While big-name guys like Davante Adams and Chris Godwin should be available in free agency, it's tough to see Vegas landing one of those top-flight wideouts. Instead, signing Allen Robinson to a deal feels like the savvier play. He'd come a lot cheaper than Godwin or Adams, allowing Las Vegas to pickup a great WR1 and save some money to upgrade elsewhere. Robinson feels like a perfect fit for what Carr and McDaniels like to do, and Carr would undoubtedly be the best QB Robinson has played with at the pro level. This feels like a win-win move for both sides.

2. Raiders Sign Donte Jackson

Casey Hayward Jr. was the Raiders' clear-cut best cornerback this season, but he's an impending free agent and isn't a lock to return. Hopefully the two sides can work out a deal, but adding depth at CB is a must – especially if Hayward bolts. The 26-year-old Donte Jackson could be a really solid pickup for this team. He racked up 10 passes defensed, 2 interceptions and 61 tackles in just 12 games in 2021 and he'd provide a steady, veteran presence while also helping Vegas get younger at a key position. He'd be a nice fit and isn't likely to command the huge contract that someone like J.C. Jackson, Stephon Gilmore or Carlton Davis III is in line to get in free agency.

1. Raiders Sign Brandon Scherff

Las Vegas could really use some help on the interior of the offensive line. Richie Incognito is turning 39 years old this summer and just missed the entire 2021-22 campaign, and the team's other guards didn't exactly inspire much confidence. Signing Brandon Scherff to a big deal makes a whole lot of sense. He'd be an excellent mentor to 2021 first-round pick Alex Leatherwood, and he'd form a dynamic duo with Incognito on the interior, assuming the veteran can return to his 2020 form. This move would bolster the offensive line and give the Raiders some much-needed depth, but signing Scherff won't be cheap.

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