Oakland Raiders Mock Draft For Contending Roster

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Aug 29, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams (94) celebrates after a sack in the second quarter against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders were No. 26 in a ESPN and Pro Football Focus rating of players on NFL rosters that played over 250 snaps. And each player that qualified was rated from bad, average, good, to elite. Then they calculated what percentage of good-to-elite players it takes to have a Super Bowl contending roster based on studies from 2007 to 2013 on it.

The study concluded that you need 40 percent of your roster with the qualifying amount of snaps to be good to elite. At Just Blog Baby, I did a piece projecting how the current players on the team would be in 2015. That pushed the number from nine percent in 2014 to 25 percent in 2015. And now, I’ll do a mock draft based on the Raiders grabbing Julius Thomas, Ndamukong Suh and Mike Iupati in free agency.

Turn the page to see if this produces a championship contending roster.

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