Cable says offensive line is top priority

The Oakland Raiders haven’t won more than five games in a season since 2002, racking up 83 losses over the past seven years.

Obviously, the team has a lot of needs to address entering Thursday’s draft.

Having allowed 246 sacks over the past five seasons, the offensive line might be a good place to start.

Per a report from Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune, addressing the offensive line is the top priority for the Raiders in this year’s draft, according to head coach Tom Cable.

"The biggest thing right now is, let's look at this offensive line class and really know what it is," Cable told Corkran.

Oakland has ranked in the bottom ten in the NFL in sacks allowed in four of the past five years. However, the team holds the eighth pick in the first round of a draft that is loaded with solid offensive linemen.

While offensive tackles Russell Okung (Oklahoma State) and Bryan Bulaga (Iowa) will likely be gone by the time the Raiders are on the clock, Oklahoma’s Trent Williams, Idaho’s Mike Iupati and Rutgers’ Anthony Davis should all be available.

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