Oakland Raiders: 11 non-rookies who need to be a part of the rebuild

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 and tight end Jared Cook #87 of the Oakland Raiders celebrate after a touchdown in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 and tight end Jared Cook #87 of the Oakland Raiders celebrate after a touchdown in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 03: Justin Ellis No. 78 of the Oakland Raiders reacts after a play against the New York Giants during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 3, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 03: Justin Ellis No. 78 of the Oakland Raiders reacts after a play against the New York Giants during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 3, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Justin Ellis

Justin Ellis has missed most of the 2018 season, after injuring his foot back in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams. This past summer, the team signed him to a three-year extension, and all signs point to him being with the team throughout that deal.

During the 2018 NFL Draft, Oakland selected two defensive tackles, and both have shown they can play at the NFL level. Still, they have one of the worst run defenses in football, and getting Ellis back should at least improve the team in that area.

Ellis will have a role with this team for the rest of the season, and beyond, and is coming off his best season as a pro back in 2017. The Raiders need talent up front, and he can certainly give them a solid force against the run.