The Las Vegas Raiders are off this week because they are close to bye-bye week. But with the NFL trading deadline just a few weeks away, the Raiders are likely to explore potential trades at this time.
Today, we look at three things the Raiders should consider doing to help with their playoff push for the 2020 season.
If the Raiders upgrade their team, one area they can consider adding is on the defensive line. Maliek Collins was signed early this season to a one-year deal, but that has not yet been pan out for either party. It is also worth mentioning that Maurice Hurst is currently on the COVID-19 / reserve list and missed the team̵7;s Week 5 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
If the Raiders want to seriously upgrade the position, the biggest name that can be used is Quinnen Williams of the New York Jets. With the appearance of the Jets ready to clean the house, they may consider a No. 1 merchandise. 3 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, if he returns in a haul.
With the Raiders likely to be a playoff rival this season, their 2020 first-round pick is unlikely to be in the top-15. That would be the deal for the Raiders because Williams is only 22 years old and is starting to have his own.
New York could add another first-round pick to their arsenal, which could be used to capture the quarterback of their future. Williams will be an easy sell to a Raiders fanbase that needs more help on the inside line of defense.