Oakland Raiders: 17 burning questions heading into the 2018 season

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OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: A detailed view of Oakland Raiders helmets sitting on the bench during the National Anthem prior to their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The Oakland Raiders made a lot of changes to their roster so far this offseason, and there are plenty of questions heading into the 2018 season.

The Oakland Raiders have been very busy this offseason, and they really got started as soon as their dismal 2017 campaign came to an end. The organization tapped former head coach Jon Gruden to replace Jack Del Rio, and he cleaned house, bringing in his own coaches to right the ship in 2018.

As the team started piecing the roster together, it was clear they had a ton of holes, and not so much money to spend. Still, general manager Reggie McKenzie did a nice job bringing in a lot of talent on the cheap, including guys like Doug Martin, Rashaan Melvin, and Tahir Whitehead.

Organized team activities have already started, and we are ever so inching towards mandatory minicamp. That brings even more questions, as Khalil Mack has yet to arrive for OTAs, and the two sides are still working on long-term extension with arguably the best defensive player in all of football.

There are plenty of questions to be answered between now and Week 1 of the 2018 regular season, so we take an opportunity to look at a bunch of them here. These 17 questions have to be answered before the Fall, as the Raiders look to be a serious contender in the AFC West.