With the Las Vegas Raiders defense rebuilding and some key players returning, here are three bold predictions for the Raiders defense in 2020
The Las Vegas Raiders took two different approaches to building on the 2019 squad that finished 7-9 and was within shouting distance of 9-7. They used the NFL Draft to add weapons on offense and looked to free agency to fill in the holes on a porous defense that struggled down the stretch.
Defensively the Raiders looked to have a middle of the pack unit that could do just enough to keep them in games but they caught the injury and suspension bug and before long they were signing street free agents to start games. Both the linebacker and defensive back units went through some incredible turnover from Week 1 to 17 and the struggles were a direct result of that.
In 2020 however the Raiders have more depth on defense than they have had in many years and have the look of a unit that can swing games in many different ways. With all of the new faces and those returning from injury, the Raiders defense has a chance to be special in 2020. Exactly how special?
Let’s take a look in our crystal ball and find out.