Oakland Raiders: 5 questions to think about during the 2018 NFL Draft
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By John Buhler

ALAMEDA, CA – JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden (C) poses for a photo with members of his family during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obviously, free agency will come first, but we have to wonder how the Oakland Raiders will approach the draft process. Here are five questions to consider.

The Oakland Raiders should hopefully be a better football team in 2018. They have turned over the coaching staff and now have head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Reggie McKenzie working together in unison. While Oakland does have some available capital to make a big splash or two in free agency, we should expect the bulk of their roster building to come through the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Raiders have three picks in the top 100, including either No. 9 or No. 10 depending on how that coin flip with the San Francisco 49ers at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis shakes out. Oakland has a pick in every round but the fifth due to the Marshawn Lynch trade with the Seattle Seahawks. The Raiders are also swimming in a ton of sixth-round compensatory...



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