The Las Vegas Raiders roster has talent on both sides of the ball, and here is how the starting lineups look heading into training camp.
The Las Vegas Raiders roster is in the midst of what one would call a reload rather than a rebuild of their roster. After posting a top-10 offense in 2020, the Raiders opted to shuffle the deck along the offensive line, and add a few skill position players but the core of the unit is very similar to 2020.
The saying goes that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but the Raiders opted to make some changes to get younger and cheaper.
The defense was definitely broken and needed some fixing, so the Raiders started at the top with the changes by bringing in an experienced coordinator in Gus Bradley to see what he could get out of the unit before making any wholesale changes from top to bottom. Key weaknesses were addressed on the defensive line, and defensive backfield, and we should be seeing most of the new faces, from rookies to free agents, on both of those units.
For the special teams unit, as we will discuss later in the article, continuity is key, and having the same solid players there will be one less thing for Raider Nation to worry about come Week 1 of the season.
There are still several positions that are up for grabs, as we have discussed in another post this week, but many of the starting roles can be written in Sharpie if not chiseled in stone. With what we have heard so far from minicamps and other offseason activities we take our best shot at predicting the 2021 Week 1 starting units for the Las Vegas Raiders