General manager Reggie McKenzie barely touched his defense last offseason during free agency. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins was his lone veteran signing, and he didn’t make the regular-season roster.
McKenzie still stockpiled defenders. He drafted six in nine selections, taking a defensive player in each of the first three rounds. They joined an incomplete defense needing immediate help, and weren’t able to provide it.
Undrafted linebacker Nicholas Morrow made the biggest impact, which speaks to the Raiders’ knack finding diamonds in the rough and, struggles mining production from higher-profile talent.
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