We are officially a week away from the 2022 season kicking off for the Las Vegas Raiders, a team looking to make it to the playoffs for the second season in a row. Last year, the Raiders navigated a tough season on and off the field, but banded together through the final four regular season games, and clinched a Wild Card spot.
Now, they look to take their game to the next level, and to do so, some players will have to exceed expectations. Here are three to keep an eye on this season.
Las Vegas Raiders: Players who could exceed expectations in 2022
All eyes are going to be on this Raiders defense this season, as strong play will be an absolute necessity of they hope to make an impact in a loaded AFC West. Last year, rookie linebacker Divine Deablo got his opportunity and really showed himself to be a player this franchise could lean on for a long time.
Now, Deablo is no longer a surprise, and he is going to play a big role in what new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham likes to do on that side of the ball. Deablo showed flashes last season, but in a bigger role in 2022, you can expect him to round into one of the better linebackers in the division.