The Raiders have three goals that they should try to meet in order to get a good start in 2013 and have solid consistent performance in years to come.
These goals are to find players that will make a good foundation for the franchise, identify supply chain problems, and to have a quality assurance check.
The Bleacher Report stated on Wednesday’s article that these three goals, if established by the Raiders, will help the organization a lot with their current rebuilding process. Of course, it will also help in the many years to come if everything is done right.
At the combine, the Raiders should look for players that have or can provide a good foundation. The Raiders need good leaders on the field.
At the combine there are physical and mental test to gage what these new college players are about. Oakland needs to really look for players that are able to handle these mental tests at the combine. These players will be the key to find leaders.
Identifying the supply chain problem will be another goal. Players that are flagged with injury but are worth taking risks for can still be promising. On the other hand, the Raiders have suffered too many seasons due to taking risks on injured players.
The Raiders will most likely try avoid that issue again. They are going to target healthier players for 2013 than good players that are injury prone. That way the supply of players will be in tact all the time instead of waiting for injuries to heal.
The last goal is to have a quality assurance check on the players’ ability to play. At the combine, some players look good, but, once on the field in an NFL game, that player might not perform the same.
That’s why the combine has physical excursions to test their true abilities. The Raiders just need to make sure that the players they pick up are legit not a risks in the sense that they will be a let down.
In the end, it takes a while to build an empire. So, the Raiders, especially Coach Dennis Allen and General Manager Reggie McKenzie, will start theirs today and hopefully come out making some good decisions.