The Oakland Raiders are heading in the right direction with GM Reggie McKenzie at the helm. McKenzie is the right GM to turn this organization around after putrid decisions that the late great Al Davis made. Here's a position by position breakdown of needs and who the Raiders should target in the 2014 NFL Draft.
QB: The Raiders have their starting quarterback for the next couple of years with Matt Schaub. But what the Raider don't have is a quarterback for the future. Backup quarterback Matt McGloin is a solid backup and played well last season in spurts. The Raiders should look at drafting Aaron Murray or Derek Carr in the second and third round.
RB: The Raiders are set at the running back position and finally have good solid depth. Latavius Murray will be back and fully healthy. MJD is fully healthy as well. McFadden is healthy now but his health status will probably change by mid season. Kory Sheets has talent to excel in the NFL for a second stint after being in the CFL for the last few years.
WR/TE: The Raiders have some solid talent at the No. 2 & 3 wide receivers position but are lacking a true No. 1 receiver. Sammy Watkins would be a great pickup if he is available at the No. 5 slot. If not the Raiders could draft Mike Evans or wait til 2nd & 3rd round and could select Jordan Matthews, Brandon Coleman, Dontay McCrief.
The Raiders are set at the TE position with young talent in Rivera and Kaska.
OL: The Raiders upgraded their offensive line in a big way this off-season but the team still needs a big time tackle for now and for the future. The Raiders should look at selecting either Lewan or Robinson or maybe they could wait til second round and draft Morgan Moses.
DL: The Raiders need a big stud in the middle at the DT position. Versatile DT Aaron Donald would be a good pickup if the Raiders decide to trade back. Mack would also help as an edge rusher if he is available.
LB: The Raiders need a coverage LB, FSU Telvin Smith would be a great 3rd round pickup for this defense as well as Montana's LB Jordan Tripp. Both players have speed and can cover. Tripp would be perfect in the middle and would allow Roach to move to weak side LB. Roach is best suited for the weak side.
CB/S: The Raiders need a good solid nickel corner. Purdue's Ricardo Allen would be a good pickup in the later rounds as well as Missouri's Gaines. The Raiders could look at selecting ball hawking Jimmy Ward in the 2nd round.