The Oakland Raiders have plenty of work to do as a franchise as they severely underwhelmed during the 2017 NFL season. The Raiders were thought to be a Super Bowl contender, but finished with a 6-10 record and missed the playoffs altogether.
Oakland has a lot of needs on the roster and will have opportunities to address them through free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft. According to the Raiders, they have some extra picks coming their way:
The Oakland Raiders have been awarded four Compensatory Draft Choices in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, the league announced Friday.
All four of the selections will come in the sixth round, with the Raiders receiving the 36th, 38th, 42nd and 43rd selections in the round, representing the 210th, 212th, 216th and 217th overall choices, respectively. The Raiders were one of four teams to receive the maximum number of Compensatory Selections, along with the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers.”
This is good news as the silver and black can use all the resources they can get to retool the roster. With Jon Gruden now on the sidelines, the front office will need to find players who fit his schemes and the four extra draft picks will help in either adding players or in possible draft-day deals.
While the 2018 NFL campaign is a ways away, it is still an exciting time in the Bay Area given the team appears to have a clean slate with Gruden at the helm. It will be interesting to see how the Raiders’ roster takes shape in the coming months.