There are several schools of thought with regard to how the Raiders could have or perhaps should have approached the running back position this offseason. Primarily there are two sides of the coin — to draft or not to draft.
What they ended up doing was not drafting a running back this year. It could be that’s just how the draft happened or they may have deciding going in that they were set at the position.
You could say they had players in place. Marshawn Lynch is returning as the starter and they added Doug Martin to compete for the change-of-pace back job. But you could say that for most any position on the team. They always look to have options at each position heading into the draft both for unpredictability as well as to cover themselves should the player(s) they like not be on the board when they pick.

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