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Raiders depth chart analysis with top Free Agent additions

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A look at how the Raiders depth chart currently stacks up a week into free agency.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Last Monday opened the NFL's Free Agent legal tampering period. Immediately teams began wheeling and dealing to grab their most prized free agents. After a week, the Raiders came away with three big time additions - Kelechi Osemele, Bruce Irvin, and Sean Smith.

They also allowed several of their own free agents to hit the market, with two having already signed elsewhere - Tony Bergstrom and Rod Streater.

Their work is not done. And a week into this, here is what the offensive depth chart looks like:

Offense

POS

FIRST

SECOND

THIRD

OTHER

QB

Derek Carr

Matt McGloin

Garrett Gilbert

RB

Latavius Murray

Taiwan Jones

Roy Helu, Jr.

George Atkinson III

FB

Marcel Reece

Jamize Olawale

WR

Amari Cooper

Andre Debose

WR

Michael Crabtree

Seth Roberts

TE

Clive Walford

Lee Smith

Mychal Rivera

Gabe Holmes

LT

Kelechi Osemele

Menelik Watson

LG

Gabe Jackson

Mitch Bell

C

Rodney Hudson

Jon Feliciano

RG

Jon Feliciano

Matt McCants

RT

Menelik Watson

Austin Howard

Matt McCants

Observations:

The Raiders were in on several of the top Free Agent running backs but didn't manage to land one. They could dig around with what's left on the market (not much) or look to the draft.

After allowing Andre Holmes and Rod Streater hit the market, the team has just three receivers on the roster. Debose is more of a return specialist, so adding at least one wide receiver in free agency would be beneficial to fill out the roster and add competition.

Osemele's position is dependent upon what the Raiders do the rest of free agency and perhaps the draft. With the current roster, he is the left tackle. Should they end up bringing back Donald Penn or draft a left tackle, Osemele could move to right guard.

Needs: G/T, RB, WR

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