4 former Raiders who could dominate with the 2020 roster
DT Chester McGlockton
The Raiders have not had a dominant defensive tackle since the days of Richard Seymour nearly a decade ago and as we see from the likes of Aaron Donald or Chris Jones, a defensive tackle can swing a game in so many ways even if they don’t light up the stat sheet. An inside presence like Chester McGlockton could help turn the Raiders defense from good to great.
McGlockton spent six years with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders and racked up 39.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 90 games. He was named to the Pro Bowl four times and was All-Pro three times during his time with the Raiders and was clearly one of the best in the NFL at his position during his prime.
At 6’3″ and 334lbs, the former Clemson Tiger was an incredible inside presence who could draw and beat double teams and from his sack totals could clearly get after the quarterback. The Raiders young duo of defensive ends Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby were able to record 14.5 sacks between them without a DT that could consistently draw double teams. With the addition of McGlockton to this defensive line, they could wreak havoc on the edges and fellow DTs Mo Hurt and Maliek Collins could maul opposing QBs with him drawing so much attention.
A dominant defensive line is the best way to make the rest of your defense even more effective and it can cover up for coverage mistakes at the second or third level. Chester McGlockton may not be a household name but he would be an immediate upgrade for the Raiders in 2020.