I could’ve gone higher, being the Raiders grabbed two All-Pros and fixed their biggest hole at wideout, but I would’ve really liked to see the offensive line get addressed in some way other than Bars. Of course, there’s still all the time in the world to take steps at patching it up, so it isn’t a big deal by any means. Still, it ranked 28th last year and wasn’t focused on right away, so I can’t overlook that.
There’s a constant theme here; Starters and familiar faces are locked down for multiple years, while others are here on a one-year prove-it deal. There’s very little drawback to most, if not all of these contracts, while each has the chance to be a great bargain at the end of the year.
If you’re wondering why cornerback Rock Ya-sin isn’t on this list, it’s due to me lumping him in with Chandler Jones. After all, the trade for him was only made due to Chandler coming aboard, and he hasn’t been given money from the Raiders like Adams. With everything considered, it just wasn’t enough for me to make him his own entity in free agency.
The Raiders have yet to make a splash with signings in regard to their offensive line. Maybe Jermaine Eluemunor is the answer at right tackle, for now.
It was an impressive first wave of free agency by this new regime, as they continue making more money available presumably for a second splash in wave-two.