The Las Vegas Raiders have added starters via trades and free agency already, but the 2022 NFL Draft could yield even more new faces in the starting lineup.
The Silver and Black have brought a lot of firepower to the roster this off-season, but the organization may not be done grabbing starters quite yet. With the draft starting and the Raiders’ days away from making their first selection in the third round, here are three current starters who could lose their starting job to potential draft selections.
The 2022 off-season has been quite an eventful one for the Las Vegas Raiders. From the highlights of acquiring Davante Adams and Chandler Jones, to bringing in key rotational players such as Duron Harmon and Demarcus Robinson, Raider Nation has a lot to be excited about.
The draft begins this evening, and while the Raiders won’t be on the clock tonight (as of right now), there’s still reason to pay attention. General manager Dave Ziegler has been open-minded when it comes to trading up, and that mindset hasn’t changed. Such a move would largely depend on how the draft shapes up, starting with today, as the first round of the 2022 NFL draft is scheduled to begin.
Not everyone sporting the renowned silver and black shares that same excitement, though. With a draft pick comes a player the organization hopes to play a role shortly, and in some cases, a player the organization potentially has plans to take over as a starting player.
With that being said, we’re going to talk about three players currently on the Raiders’ roster, who may fall victim to being replaced as the starter by a selection in this year’s draft.