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3 Raiders Who Should Already Be on the Trade Block Ahead of the Deadline

Devon Platana
Three Las Vegas Raiders players who should already be on the trade block ahead of this year's deadline.
Three Las Vegas Raiders players who should already be on the trade block ahead of this year's deadline. / (AP Photo/John Locher)

The 2022 NFL season's trade deadline is quickly approaching on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. ET. The Las Vegas Raiders are one team to keep an eye on after failing to meet expectations, sitting at the bottom of the AFC West with an abysmal 1-4 record ahead of Week 7.

With the Raiders needing a miracle to save their season, it's possible that they'll decide to start unload players in the coming weeks. A total rebuild is far from necessary, however, it'd be smart to move players that don't fit the team for draft capital in hopes of better results next season.

Here's a look at three Raiders who should already be on the trade block ahead of the Nov. 1 deadline.

Raiders Trade Rumors

1. Clelin Ferrell, DE

Clelin Ferrell was listed as a potential trade candidate by ESPN's Jeremy Fowler earlier this week. The former 2019 fourth-overall pick hasn't lived up to his draft ranking whatsoever, having gone from being a starter in his first two seasons to being in a backup role over the last two. He's only played 34% of defensive snaps in 2022, recording just four tackles. Ferrell is slated to become a free agent after this season, so it'd make sense for the Raiders to try and get something for him as it's unlikely for them to re-sign the 25-year-old. Besides, a fresh start in a new system is exactly what he needs to help salvage his career.

2. Johnathan Abram, S

Johnathan Abram is another name that Fowler reported could be traded before the deadline arrives. Another former 2019 first-rounder, Abram has watched his snap count decline in recent weeks, dropping from 100% to 96% to 75% over his last three games. Josh McDaniels' staff is beginning to favor Duron Harmon and Tre'Von Moehrig more and more, making it that much likelier that Abram is on borrowed time. The former Mississippi State product has 32 tackles and a broken-up pass in five games this year and could be an attractive target for a contender looking to shore up its secondary. With Las Vegas having already declined his fifth-year option, it doesn't look like Abram has a future in Sin City.

3. Foster Moreau, TE

Foster Moreau became expendable the moment that the Raiders signed fellow tight end Darren Waller to a three-year, $51 million extension in September. Moreau has always been a solid backup in Las Vegas but hasn't had much of a window to breakout playing behind Waller. With his only being 25 years old, a contending team could look at Moreau as someone who could be a core piece for years to come. After all, he has a 74.4% catch percentage and averages a touchdown once every five games or so. The Raiders could get a decent return for Moreau while he gets a chance to prove that he can handle a bigger role elsewhere. All in all, a trade would be mutually beneficial.

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