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Burning roster needs not filled by the draft: Offense

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The 2016 NFL Draft has come and gone, helping teams league-wide to fill a rash of roster holes.

The Los Angeles Rams turned quarterback into a strength by trading up for Cal's Jared Goff, while the Jaguars jump-started their defense by landing both Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey and UCLA linebacker Myles Jack.

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Not every need was addressed, though, with a handful of teams failing to add depth at key spots. Here's a look at five position groups still itching for help. We'll focus on offense before hitting up the defensive side of the ball Tuesday:

Niners quarterback and wideout


Could coach Chip Kelly have predicted his queasy quarterback situation back in January? As of Monday, Blaine Gabbert will battle a deeply peeved Colin Kaepernick in the most awkward signal-caller contest west of Sam Bradford's ill dance with the Eagles. Instead of trading up for juicy prospect Paxton Lynch, the Niners watched John Elway and the Broncos swing a deal for the enticing Memphis passer, leaving general manager Trent Baalke to move back into the first round for a guard. While the 49ers ultimately landed Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel in Round 6, he's a project littered with question marks. Even more puzzling, San Francisco didn't draft a wideout until Round 6, making Michigan State's Aaron Burbridge the 25th receiver off the board. With Quinton Patton penciled in as the team's No. 2 pass-catcher, it's fair to wonder if Kelly's voice was heard after the coach selected three receivers in Rounds 1-3 over his past two seasons in Philly.

Raiders backfield


General manager Reggie McKenzie has done an excellent job of padding his roster with a frisky collection of young talent, but we expected the Raiders to pick a runner to compete with Latavius Murray. "We would like to add somebody in the backfield at some point," coach Jack Del Rio said before the draft, with McKenzie noting: "The way this league is with the pounding you're taking, you can't just have one guy getting beat up all year." Oakland picked up DeAndre Washington in Round 5, but the Texas Tech back -- who has drawn comparisons to San Diego's Branden Oliver -- might need to prove himself on special teams to stick. With only Taiwan Jones, George Atkinson and Roy Helu behind Murray, the Raiders are a candidate to mine the waiver wire for help. 

Giants offensive line


For the first time in franchise history, the Giants didn't draft a single offensive or defensive lineman with any of their six picks. That wouldn't look so ominous if the O-line wasn't such a mess. General manager Jerry Reese failed to address a front five that needs serious help at both right guard and right tackle. To be fair, Reese has used first-round picks on left tackle Ereck Flowers and left guard Justin Pugh -- along with a second-rounder on center Weston Richburg -- but so what? The Giants ultimately refused to stray from their board, with a team source telling the New York Daily News: "There were discussions here or there (about adding a lineman), but nobody at the time who was the highest-ranked player on our board, or close to that." With John Jerry penciled in at right guard and Marshall Newhouse set to play right tackle, don't be surprised if Reese tries to trade for disgruntled Niners tackle Anthony Davis.

Browns backfield


Cleveland had needs everywhere and addressed plenty with their league-high 14 picks. Still, the Browns stayed away from adding a running back, a surprise for a team with very little behind Isaiah Crowell and second-year runner Duke Johnson. "It says that I am very happy with the guys that are here," new coach Hue Jackson told reporters. "... From top to bottom, I think we have some good candidates here." Crowell and the promising Johnson have a chance for major work in 2016, with Terrell Watson -- who Jackson brought over from Cincinnati -- as a dark-horse candidate for carries. Still, this offense could have used someone like Devontae Booker in the later rounds. Plenty of fans also believe they could have used Carson Wentz at quarterback, but Sashi Brown, executive VP of football operations, is determined to add youth and remake this roster with a flood of picks over the next three seasons.

Jets offensive tackle


General manager Mike Maccagnan brought unnecessary scrutiny upon himself by using a second-rounder on Penn State's Christian Hackenberg, a "wild-card" quarterback with "wildly inconsistent" tape, per NFL Media's Mike Mayock. Although linebacker Darron Lee made sense in Round 1, we expected Gang Green to hit the tackle position hard to account for D'Brickashaw Ferguson's retirement. Turning 30 this autumn, former Broncos bookend Ryan Clady isn't a long-term answer, while right tackle Breno Giacomini -- turning 31 -- was a disaster last season. The Jets waited until the fifth round to grab help, sending a 2017 fourth-rounder to Washington to move up and select South Carolina's Brandon Shell, the 14th tackle off the board. The quarterback position remains a question mark in New York, but Jets fans didn't expect to say the same about the O-line coming out of Maccagnan's second draft.

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