Ten Free Agents Oakland needs

Sam Greenwood

I compiled a few free agents who could be game changers in Oakland. There's more defense than offense simply because the Raiders are a coordinator away from being in the top ten in offense once again. I also didn't add a single middle linebacker because I pray every night we pick a genuine winner and leader in Manti Te'o out of Notre Dame. Hes a linebacker that only comes around every 10 years and that's what this team needs badly.

Ten Free Agents Oakland Needs:

LB Paul Kruger

Height: 6-4 Weight: 270 Age: 26

Born: 2/15/1986 Rexburg , ID

College: Utah

Experience: 4th season

High School: Timpanogos HS [Orem, UT]

In 2012 Kruger recorded 9.0 Sacks, If the Raiders switch to a 3-4, he and Philip Wheeler could dominate the outside while Burris (draft dependent) and player to be named could own the middle. Kruger only recorded 30 solo tackles but dominated with a fierce pass rush. I like him more than Kamerion Wimbley and would love to see the Raiders make a move for Kruger.

LB Manny Lawson

Height: 6-5 Weight: 240 Age: 28

Born: 7/3/1984 Goldsboro , NC

College: North Carolina State

Experience: 7th season

High School: Eastern Wayne HS [Goldsboro, NC]

Although 2012 was a setback year for Lawson, he still recorded 30 solo tackles and 2.0 sacks. He could offer great depth. His personality would mesh well with the Raiders hybrid attack.

DE Jason Babin

Height: 6-3 Weight: 267 Age: 32

Born: 5/24/1980 Kalamazoo , MI

College: Western Michigan

Experience: 9th season

High School: Paw Paw HS [MI]

Even in an off year Babin still would have led Oakland in sacks. Yes, he's 32 and you might think of going in other directions in FA, but I say why not? He has a better motor than Andre Carter and could possibly come reasonably cheap due to being cut by Philly and after a short stint in Jacksonville, I think he's hungry for a another shot at a big contract -- win win.

DE Darnell Dockett

Height: 6-4 Weight: 290 Age: 31

Born: 5/27/1981 Burtonville , MD

College: Florida State

Experience: 9th season

High School: Paint Branch HS [Burtonsville, MD]

Although Dockett isn't a free agent I have a strong feeling he will be due to his beef with the front office in Arizona. His production has halted as of late but could definitely add some major depth.

DL Henry Melton

Height: 6-3 Weight: 295 Age: 26

Born: 10/11/1986 Fort Worth , TX

College: Texas

Experience: 4th season

High School: Grapevine HS [TX]

This big boy is what I wish Tommy Kelly was. Putting up 6.0 sacks from the middle is a dream come true. definitely wont be super cheap but his proven locker room leadership would be worth it.

DL Terrance Knighton

Height: 6-3 Weight: 330 Age: 26

Born: 7/4/1986 Hartford , CT

College: Temple

Experience: 4th season

High School: Windsor HS [CT]; Milford Acad. [New Berlin, NY]

At 330 lbs Knighton could be a premier nose tackle in a 3-4 or great depth at DT. One team's junk is another's treasure.

OG Andy Levitre

Height: 6-2 Weight: 305 Age: 26

Born: 5/15/1986 Los Gatos , CA

College: Oregon State

Experience: 4th season

High School: San Lorenzo Valley HS [Felton, CA]

Probably a low possibility but a man can dream. Wish the Raiders could've given him the money they gave Mike Brisiel. He's an awesome OG that I'd love to see next to big Veldeer and Wiz.

OT Sebastian Vollmer

Height: 6-8 Weight: 320 Age: 28

Born: 7/10/1984 Dusseldorf Germany

College: Houston

Experience: 4th season

High School: Quirinus Gymnasium [Kaarst, Germany]

An automatic upgrade at the tackle position as a premier OT for New England that I could see them letting go this season.

DB Pat Chung

Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 Age: 25

Born: 8/19/1987 Kingston Jamaica

College: Oregon

Experience: 4th season

High School: Rancho Cucamonga HS [CA]

I've always been a huge fan of Chung and now there may be a chance to acquire him. Chung has gotten the short end of the stick in New England but he could flourish in the Raiders' zone schemes. Even pulling in 2 interceptions and 30 solo tackles would be better than Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer combined.

DB Sam Shields

Height: 5-11 Weight: 184 Age: 25

Born: 12/8/1987 Sarasota , FL

College: Miami (Fla.)

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Booker HS [Sarasota, FL]

A Shields and Chung combo on the corners would be a dream come true. Shields lost his starting role in Green Bay due to an injury but still had 3 interceptions and 30 tackles this season. He's a proven winner coming from the Packers and I see RM taking a shot at another Green Bay relationship

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