Las Vegas Raiders: Potential starters that need to play in the preseason

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Raiders DB Johnathan Abram. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Raiders have plenty of roster continuity from 2019 but several potential starters in 2020 will need to use the preseason to get in sync with their new teammates

With a quick glance at the Las Vegas Raiders depth chart it is clear to see that the team has continuity at most of the position groups with a few exceptions.  On offense, the offensive line, tight end, quarterback, and running backs are virtually unchanged from 2019 with the exception of the backups at the skill positions.

Wide receiver is the most changed group though the Raiders are bringing back two of the three receivers from the base offense.

On defense, the Raiders made some additions to the defensive line but they can roll out four starters who were on the squad in 2019. The biggest changes are at the second and third level as the Raiders have an entirely new group of linebackers and defensive backs. Only Trayvon Mullen, Nicholas Morrow, and Johnathan Abram return from 2019 and are projected as starters though Abram only played in one game.

With all of these new additions, the majority of which are on defense with some key adds on offense, the Raiders will need to strike the balance in preseason of protecting players in meaningless games and establishing chemistry.

Here are the players that are projected starters but will need to see some significant action in the preseason.

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