The Oakland Raiders were very busy this offseason reshaping the team. They acquired a bunch of new players, but which ones will make an immediate impact?
Entering the offseason, the Raiders’ cap space was one of the talking points about the team. How would this team be able to attract free agents? Especially the big name ones.
They went after the ones no one had in their first or second tier of free agents. It was a smart strategy to acquire so many players with the cap in the state it was in.
They also did something we never hear of them doing this time of year. Make a trade and they did a lot of them. From trading away Cordarelle Patterson to trading for Martavis Bryant. You can definitely tell a difference this offseason with Jon Gruden at the helm.
The 2018 Raiders have the talent to make a serious run at an AFC West title, but they will need some of the new faces to step up.
With all of these acquisitions the Raiders have made which ones will make an immediate impact? Here are the top five players that will do so.