4. Las Vegas Raiders
There is legitimate potential for the Las Vegas Raiders to rank even lower on this list as they genuinely could be one of the worst defensive teams in the league next season. The one saving grace for the team is its edge-rushing duo of Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones.
That being said, Jones was not even that impressive last season after his five-sack outburst in Week 1 and he is definitely past his prime age-wise. Crosby had a breakout year last season and if Jones continues to regress and Crosby cannot replicate his performance (or one of the two gets hurt) then the Raiders are in serious trouble.
Denzel Perryman and Trevon Moehrig are both decent players but outside of that the Raiders really do not have much talent at all on defense. The secondary is a complete mess for the Raiders as the team pivoted off of Gus Bradley after one year of him coaching the defense.
Vegas simply does not have the corners to keep up with the Chargers and as long as the Bolts don't get a historically bad performance out of their right tackle against Crosby again then they should be able at ease against the Raiders. Rashawn Slater will almost completely neutralize Chandler Jones, leaving it all up to Crosby to make a difference.
This is a bad defense, folks. Raider fans will tell you otherwise and NFL pundits will fall in love with the pass-rushing duo but I guarantee this defense ends up being one of the 10-worst in the league with serious potential to fall into the bottom five.