INDIANAPOLIS — The Oakland Raiders completed dreary final in the AFC West with a 4-12 yarn in 2018. For the reason that Raiders final won the division in 2002, the franchise has completed fourth seven of 16 seasons, and better than third one single time.
Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, new Raiders fashioned supervisor Mike Mayock knows his crew has a steep hill to climb to pass the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
Mayock pointed out the dynamic playmakers within the division the Raiders need to face twice a three hundred and sixty five days. The first-time GM talked about enchanting up in the division is the first step in making the Raiders relevant in 2019.
“I mediate our division from a playmaker perspective, could well put extra rigidity on the protection than every other division in football,” Mayock talked about. “To the purpose the build in my place of business, the first factor I did when I went in is I had them consume your complete blinds down and everything else, and I’ve got a complete wall neatly matched of the AFC West. Their rosters, their be aware (squads), everything, depth charts, all up on one wall, magnetic names, neatly matched to enhance to me on each day basis the challenges we indulge in.”
The Chiefs sport Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill on offense, and playmakers fancy Dee Ford on protection. The Chargers boast perennial Pro Bowl QB Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon on offense and Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram and Derwin James, et al. on D. The Broncos indulge in Von Miller and Bradley Chubb on D and younger playmakers fancy Phillip Lindsay on offense.
Mayock believes the abilities the Raiders will face in the division is the most attention-grabbing on your complete NFL.
“You start talking about Mahomes and Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Correct your complete division, while you happen to behold at the depth charts on either side of the ball, with their rosters,” Mayock talked about. “We indulge in got a extensive relate earlier than us. I mediate we presumably face about a of the most attention-grabbing edge rushers in football, on the choice side of the ball. You discuss what Kansas Metropolis has had. You discuss what the Chargers indulge in. You discuss that monster in Denver. We are very responsive to the challenges in our division. We mediate it goes to be a truly grand in the league.”
From a abilities perspective, the Raiders are neatly in the help of their division rivals. Mayock knows he need to befriend shut the gap this offseason if Oakland goes come by out of the AFC West cellar.