The Raiders have a very familiar position in the NFL draft, which starts Thursday.
They have a top-10 pick again, this time the third overall, their highest since using the first pick on JaMarcus Russell in 2007.
This year, however, there's no pressure to use the pick on a quarterback. And with so many needs, arguments could be made for using the pick on either side of the ball at several positions.
Though the Raiders could use more picks, they're not expected to trade down for more choices unless they receive an offer that's too good to pass up.
General manager Reggie McKenzie will try to add a player who can make an impact this season as he addresses his team's multiple needs.
Five questions the Raiders hope to answer over the next three days:
Will the Raiders try to fill their obvious need at defensive tackle in the first round?
Richard Seymour is gone. Tommy Kelly was cut, too. Desmond Bryant left as a free agent. At the start of last season, those were Oakland's top three defensive tackles. Florida's Sharrif Floyd is expected to be available at No. 3. He'd likely start right away and shore up the run defense and collapse the pocket on pass plays.
Will the Raiders use their first-round pick to address their lack of a pass rush?
With just 25 sacks, the Raiders were 31st in the NFL last season. If BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is available, the Raiders might land an athlete with speed off the edge who could have an immediate impact.
Oregon's Dion Jordan is another pass rusher who could help right away, too.
Will the Raiders find their next starting running back this week?
In his five seasons, Darren McFadden has shown he can be an electrifying player, but he's been unable to stay healthy for an entire season.
If the Raiders try to add depth at tailback in the third round or later, UCLA's Johnathan Franklin could be available. Or they could gamble on South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore and wait for him to overcome a knee injury, as they did with Michael Bush.
Will new quarterback Matt Flynn be given more options in the passing game?
The Raiders' most dynamic wide receivers - Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford - have struggled with injuries, and the other returning receivers are largely unproven. Though tight end Brandon Myers became a reliable option in the passing game last season, it wouldn't hurt if the Raiders found another pass catcher.
Not having a pick in the second round hurts, but there should be someone in the third round or later who could help the Raiders and Flynn.
Will the Raiders be able to take care of the rest of their problems on defense?
The Raiders need to continue to upgrade the secondary, so Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner might be worthy of a first-round selection. But after a shortage of high picks in recent years, McKenzie might be hesitant to move future high picks to attend to those issues this year.