Dec 21, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Bills 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
My projection is that the Raiders have 35 players that play 250 or more snaps in 2015. So the projections you just saw took the Raiders from nine percent to 25 percent good-to-elite players elite players for 2015. That’s a really big jump with no personnel moves, just young talent improving and injured players coming back.
So people can say all the want about how far off the Raiders are but that isn’t the case. Just click on ESPN-Pro Football Focus link and take another look at this article and you see the Raiders aren’t that far off. There’s a 12 percent gap now with free agency and the draft still to come!
Click on the article below to see what the Raiders do in free agency and the draft.