George Gojkovich
September 12, 2016

All Reggie McKenzie ever really needed was time. And some draft picks. Unfairly maligned after taking over a roster that lacked talent and an organization that lacked capital, McKenzie struck gold in the first round when he added Khalil Mack in 2014, and Amari Cooper a year later. If Derek Carr continues to ascend as a franchise quarterback, the Raiders are ready to be serious players in the AFC. Free agents flocked to Oakland for two reasons this offseason: The money, sure, but also for a chance to join a winner.

— Gary Gramling

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