When the Raiders drafted three defensive linemen in April, the idea was to fill out the defense around defensive end Khalil Mack.
Mack’s unfulfilled desire for a new contract means that he has not yet reported to work in Oakland and the lack of clarity about when or if that’s going to change has altered the immediate outlook for P.J. Hall, Maurice Hurst and Arden Key. They are going to be asked to do more right off the bat and defensive end Bruce Irvin said that they have shown the ability to give the Raiders what they need.
“The rookies in our room are really going to help us,” Irvin said, via ESPN.com. “They really have no choice, we need them. Those guys are picking it…