2020 Las Vegas Raiders 53-man roster projection entering summer
Specialists (3): Daniel Carlson, A.J. Cole, Trent Sieg
The Raiders special team group was nothing special last season, but I would not expect it to change. Daniel Carlson struggled last season, but the Raiders have not yet brought anyone in to replace him, so the hope is that he can revert to his form in 2018, when he was automatic after coming over from Minnesota.
AJ Cole had a decent year for the team, and is still extremely young, but he proved he can get the job done at the NFL level. Trent Sieg was signed back in 2018 when highly-paid long snapper Andrew DePaola was lost for the season, and then he came back and beat out DePaola for the job last summer.
This is a very young, but very talented trio, but someone has to be brought in to challenge Carlson, which is only going to help him. Dominik Eberle of Utah State and long snapper Liam McCullough of Ohio State were brought in as undrafted free agents, so there will be some competition this summer at least.
So there you have it, our updated 53-man roster projection as we inch closer to the summer months. This is going to be an interesting offseason with everything going on with the pandemic, but one thing is for sure, this is a much more talented roster in 2020, and the playoffs are on the horizon.