What condition the position is in: Assessing Raiders level of need at CB ahead of free agency

We take a look at the cornerback position for the Raiders ahead of free agency to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical.

Returning starters: Nate Hobbs

Depth: Tyler Hall, Amik Robertson, Sam Webb, Ike Brown, Bryce Cosby
Free agents: Rock Ya-Sin, Anthony Averett, Sidney Jones

Hobbs had a bumpy season after his standout rookie campaign. But he is still one of the best slot corners this team has had in recent memory and can start on the outside as well. Though ideally the Raiders would get two reliable starters outside so Hobbs can patrol the slot.

Ya-Sin was a passable starter, who could be worth re-signing, but that has yet to happen and with free agency right around the corner, he could very well hit the market.

Averett was injured a lot and he wasn’t very good even when he was healthy.

Tyler Hall had some nice moments and could push for a starting job. Sam Webb and Amik Robertson had some moments as well. But at this point, it would be risky to rely on any of them to be handed the starting job.

Condition: Critical

Why: With Ya-Sin headed for free agency, there simply isn’t a surefire starter on the outside. That’s two crucial positions this team needs to fill this offseason. At very least, bring in a sure starter and let several others compete for the remaining starting spot and depth.

Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire