Quick Hits on the Oakland Raiders’ Free Agency Targets

Raider Nation should be stoked that Free Agency begins next week. Our team finally has the cap space and winning culture to sign almost anyone that we want. However, remember that there are levels to attacking free agency. Check out some quick hits on free agents that the Raiders should consider.

Too Good to Get

This group of guys would be awesome, but they’re probably worth more than the Raiders would pay. they were each connected to rumors about getting the franchise tag, so their team should look to re-sign them. Then again, the Raiders are off their first playoff season in more than a decade. Could marquee players finally give us discounts? Guess we will find out.

A.J. Bouye

Alshon Jeffery

Stephon Gilmore

Terrelle Pryor

Jaball Sheard

Logan Ryan

Ideal Fits

These are the guys that fit the team need. They should be in the Raiders price range. Can Oakland make it happen for our Super Bowl Run?

Dont’a Hightower

Calais Campbell

Brandon Williams

Dontari Poe

Nick Perry

Ricky Wagner

Kenny Stills

Chis Baker

Jack Doyle

Tony Jefferson

Zach Brown

Dre Kirkpatrick

Johnathan Hankins

Value Picks

These guys are great fits too. They don’t have the same name or production as anyone above, but they are more cost efficient. That is what Reggie McKenzie likes anyways.

Jared Cook

Nick Fairley

Jonathan Cyprien

Kenny Britt

Kendall Wright

Kevin Minter

Gerald Hodges

Jahleel Addae

Micah Hyde

Robert Woods

Terrance Williams

Sterling Moore

Lawrence Timmons

Kelvin Beachum

Quintin Demps

Riley Reiff

Bennie Logan

Buyer Beware

If we have to give the money to someone or we must fill a roster need, then these are the guys you call. They have a different combination of question marks including age, price, scheme-fit and injuries. However, they might be worth a gamble if they are available late in the process.

Captain Munnerlyn

Brandon Marshall

T.J. McDonald

Alterraun Verner

Jarvis Jones

Jarius Byrd

Morris Claiborne

Charles Johnson

Prince Amukamara

Barry Church

Darelle Revis

DeMarcus Ware

Stefen Wisniewski

Guys to Stay away from

I made an entire post for them. These are the guys who don’t make sense for our team and culture. They can leak anonymous connections to our franchise or have their agents call us, but we should probably not return that call. Check out the full list here:

Did I forget anybody? Let me know via Twitter.

*This list was composed via NFLTradeRumors.co’s Top-100 Free Agents list

 

 

 

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About Pete D. Camarillo

B.A. in Journalism from CSUN and Raiders fan since birth. Work featured on Fansided, Sports Out West, various other online publications and in print. Former Sundial Sports Editor and LA Clippers intern. Follow me on Twitter: @petecertified.

Posted on March 7, 2017, in Column, Free Agency. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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