The second of two third round draft picks for the Raiders came in the form of Arden Key, an explosive edge rusher from LSU. At the time Key was drafted, it seemed like a perfect scenario for the rookie, as he would get to learn behind two Pro Bowl players in Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin.
Well, Mack was traded prior to the season, and Irvin was released during it, making Key the main pass rusher for the Raiders in year one. The unit as a whole struggled mightily to get to the quarterback, racking up a league-low 13 sacks, but Key showed flashes that he could be a dominant figure moving forward.
This offseason, Oakland will definitely look to add depth to the edges, and that is only going to continue to help Key develop. He has all the raw talent to be a double-digit sack guy at the NFL level, and the Raiders are going to give him every opportunity to succeed.