Sunday will be Day 3 of the combine, and it will shift to the defensive side of the ball as the defensive line and linebackers will go through their testing. The d-line is the strength of this draft, and it also happens to be one of the significant weakness of the Raiders roster, so this is another day fans should keep an eye one
Rookie Maurice Hurst showed big promise last season leading the team in sacks, but pass rush still remains the biggest need for this team. And linebackers, particularly ones who can cover would be a huge game changer in the middle of the defense.
The new season is so close, and the pressure will undoubtedly be on Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock to take their assets and lay the foundation for long term success. We’ll see if they have what it takes to get the job done.