Las Vegas Raiders: 5 musts for the defense to succeed in 2021
Cory Littleton must turn the corner under Gus Bradley
During the 2020 offseason, the key free-agent pickup for the Raiders franchise was Cory Littleton, a playmaking linebacker from the Los Angeles Rams. With the Rams, Littleton was all over the field, forcing turnovers, being excellent in coverage, and just an all-around talent for Sean McVay.
With the Raiders in 2020, he was the complete opposite, and most believe that he just did not get comfortable in Paul Guenther’s defense. With a new defensive coordinator in Gus Bradley now leading the charge, we should be expecting a big season from Littleton, and it is a must that he turns the corner.
So far this summer, the linebacker group actually has looked pretty deep, and Tanner Muse is someone that is now getting first-team reps. Littleton is a big contract that needs to live up to the money in 2021 because there is a lot of young talent behind him on the depth chart that comes with a much smaller price tag.