The Oakland Raiders have plenty of areas where they must improve in 2019, and here are five needs they should look to target in free agency.
The Oakland Raiders have 33 pending free agents of their own, so there is a lot of housekeeping to do as they enter the offseason. With a new general manager in place in Mike Mayock, there better be a plan in terms of what they want to do in free agency, as they have some cap space to making a couple of splashes.
Here are the five areas of need as they enter the free agency period.
5. Outside Linebacker
The Raiders went out and signed Tahir Whitehead this past offseason, expecting him to be a leader in this linebacker group. Whitehead played well towards the end of the season, and finished the year leading the team in tackles with 126 total.
Heading into next season, Oakland has to find a way to bolster this group, as it was a serious weakness in 2018. Whitehead is solid, and will be back next season, but there are some quality outside linebackers available in free agency this offseason, including guys like Anthony Barr and K.J. Wright.