When it comes to the Oakland Raiders, there are still holes on defense to fill in the first round. Sure, this team needs help at offensive tackle, but the defensive tackle position may be their biggest need. Star edge rusher Khalil Mack needs the team go get more push up front to take some of the pressure off of him, and Vita Vea from Washington can do just that.
Vea is not only a big body who can plug up the middle, but he is also great at getting after the quarterback. The Raiders defense was an absolute joke at times last season, so adding talent along the defensive line in the first round makes sense. Vea is going to be gone early in round one, and if the team decides to go defensive tackle, he has to be the first one off the board.
New head coach Jon Gruden finally got his team together on Monday, and he is expected to inject life into this organization. One player missing from the first workout was Khalil Mack, who is expected to receive a big pay day this offseason. Vea is the best thing that can happen to Mack, and if he is brought on board, Mack could be in for his second NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award.