With the off-season program beginning soon, the Raiders roster is nearly set. However, as we saw with Bryan Edwards, some players may still get moved. These three have a chance.
The Las Vegas Raiders roster could look a bit different when they kick off their 2022 NFL and here are three key players who could be traded this offseason.
Las Vegas Raiders that could be traded before the season starts
Perhaps the biggest blunder of the Mayock/Gruden era, Clelin Ferrell was selected fourth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. After a solid career at Clemson, many hoped he would become the replacement for the recently traded Khalil Mack. While Mack is a future Hall of Famer, Raider Nation likely would have been happy with half of that production.
Instead, Ferrell has given them almost nothing. Through 42 career games, he has eight total sacks. Mack has 23.5 over the last three seasons. Of course, sacks are not the only thing that makes a good defensive end, but Ferrell also only has 24 QB hits in his career. He simply does not get to the quarterback.
Now, under new management, the Raiders could easily elect to move on. After all, they did not choose to pick up his fifth-year option. Furthermore, he was not drafted by new general manager Dave Ziegler so he has no ties to him as a player. With Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones the clear top two pass rushers, Ferrell is at best the third at his position.
The NFL has always been willing to take chances on players with a first-round pedigree. So, even if Ferrell was a massive bust, it is likely the Raiders could get a later-round pick in return for him. If they plan on cutting him towards the end of the pre-season, it might not be a bad idea to shop him around.