The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1, and here are five players to get excited about on Monday night.
On Monday night, the Las Vegas Raiders will unveil their latest roster, one that has seen a ton of changes since the end of the 2020 season. For the second season in a row, the Raiders faltered down the stretch, and the hope is that the new cast of players can help this team finally get back to the playoffs.
Sure, there are a bunch of players returning, including the likes of Derek Carr, Josh Jacobs, and Darren Waller on offense, as well as Johnathan Abram and Maxx Crosby on defense, but there are also a bunch of new faces. If the Raiders hope to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016, the new pieces will have to fit, as the organization cannot afford another late-season collapse.
Here, we look at five players, new and old, who we are excited to see in action against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. Looking at both sides of the ball, it is going to take a total team effort, but these five players will play a huge role in whether or not the Raiders can come out on top.
Starting with the offense, we target five Raiders to get excited about in Week 1.