Oakland Raiders: 6 Reasons Jack Del Rio Might Be On To Something

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May 26, 2015; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Amari Cooper (89) at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Legitimate Offensive Weaponry

Something the Raiders have consistently lacked for years upon years is legitimate offensive weapons. To be fair, they really haven’t had the talent under center for most of those years either. But they’ve had a running back in Darren McFadden who couldn’t manage to stay out of the trainer’s room and on the field. They’ve lacked a true number one wide receiver – and some would argue, a number two, three, and four – for a long, long time.

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Simply put, since Oakland’s Super Bowl run in 2002, the team’s talent level has fallen off a cliff and it never recovered – until now, anyway.

But a few smart, savvy drafts, and a highly successful offseason this year have netted the Raiders a bumper crop of genuine talent and legit weapons. From third year back Latavius Murray to free agent pick ups Roy Helu Jr. and Michael Crabtree, to rookies Amari Cooper and Clive Walford, the Raiders have as much talent as anybody in their division.

The question then becomes, can they maximize that talent they have on hand? If they can, Oakland will have a dangerous offense this year.

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