Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders are beginning a new era of football. Leaving Oakland is an incredibly heartbreaking situation, but the excitement of a fresh start is in the air. Add in the fact that the franchise showed signs of progression and development last season and the sky is the limit.
Last season, the Raiders finished the year with a 7-9 record and were in the playoff race until the last week of the season. Obviously, they weren’t able to get into the playoffs, but they were competitive all season long.
Now, Mike Mayock’s job is to bring in the necessary talent to take the next step. Las Vegas has to figure out how to make the leap into the playoffs. If they can add a couple of pieces, they should be able to make that leap either in 2020 or 2021.
It will be interesting to see what kind of moves the Raiders look to make. Mayock is usually great in the NFL Draft and free agency is always an avenue to improve. However, Las Vegas should explore the trade market as well.
Let’s take a look at three potential trade targets the Raiders could take a look at this offseason.