Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has had a busy offseason, but with the news cycle dominated by an global pandemic and protests for racial justice, we haven't focused a whole lot on the big changes coming and some significant upgrades the organization has made.
These are the biggest Raiders storylines that have been overlooked this offseason.
3. Cory Littleton Signing
The Raiders landed a stud on defense when they signed Cory Littleton to a three-year deal in free agency. Littleton led the Los Angeles Rams in tackles over the past two seasons and is tremendous in coverage, having racked up five interceptions and 22 passes defensed over that same span. He'll be a major factor on the Raiders defense, and at only 26 years old, he has a ton of room to continue growing.
2. The Rookie Class
After the 2020 NFL Draft, the Raiders weren't a focus of the conversation, but their incoming class is going to be essential for the team's progression this year. Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards will be a dynamic duo at wide receiver, and the Raiders picked up several strong athletes who will give them some much-needed depth. If these rookies pan out, this team will be dangerous for years to come.
1. The Move to Vegas
Allegiant Stadium briefly went viral for looking like a Roomba earlier this year, but a move to a new city is a huge deal that we've barely had time to talk about -- especially since we were deprived of the NFL Draft taking place in Las Vegas. The Raiders in a brand new market with a brand new fan base, and it's a much more historic/notable move than, for example, the Rams moving back to LA. It's a shame this hasn't been in the spotlight for a majority of the offseason.