As we all know this season was a tough one yet again for the Raiders. However, with all the money we have available we can now actually start rebuilding our team. We all know we need a real number 1 QB until we can get one of our youngsters ready or find the right QB in a later round "Jimmy Garoppolo comes to mind as Jack'sAxe suggested. I would bring in Mike Vick, should be able to get him at a reasonable price, and he still is a capable and exciting QB, he would be great for the Raiders and has at least 3 good years in him..
Next up D Line Jared Allen is a Free Agent, the Raiders need to sign a game changer and if we Draft Clowney, pow..there will be issues for opposing offensive lines..
Next up we need to look at Cornerback, Cassius Vaugh, Colts and Alterraun Verner, Tenn come to mind, both are good young corners and with DJ on one side and either of these kids on the other, straight long term improvement.
Next up Offensive Line, Alex Mack is a free agent.. Mack is a beast and yes he is better than Wiz, I would move Wiz right back to Guard, and with Veldheer, Wiz, Mack, & Watson that is a great foundation to build from.
Last but not least Wide Receiver, Anquan Bolden, Jeremy Macklin, Hakeem Knicks and Eric Decker are all available, I like Bolden, Superbowl Ring, Leadership, Proven Winner, he brings a real leader in the locker room in that position. Macklin will break out once his knee is ok, his rehap is ahead of schedule, and he would not come at a high price. Knicks and Decker two very accomplished possession receivers, any of these guys would add to our arsenal. However, my chioce would be Bolden.
Adding players of this caliper would make the Raiders attractive to Coaches and Players alike. Adding talent at this level, then using the 5th pick on the best available player, and allowing the draft to add real talent to an overall talented team.... Of course, there will be other combinations that could/would be equally helpful, however, adding these players will make us competitive in my opinion..