The Raiders wrapped up the 2016 NFL Draft last weekend, spending significant capital on the defensive side of the ball.
Their odds to win Super Bowl LI continue to rise, according to Las Vegas betting website Bovada.lv. Following the draft, Bovada is giving the Raiders 25/1 odds to win it all next season -- 12th best in the league and even with the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants.
After spending significant money on free agent acquisitions highlighted by offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele, linebacker Bruce Irvin and cornerback Sean Smith, the Raiders' odds shot up to 28/1.
Back on Feb. 8, 2016 -- a day after the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium -- the Raiders were given 66/1 odds.
The Raiders in the 2016 draft selected West Virginia safety Karl Joseph, Illinois defensive end Jihad Ward, Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, Texas Tech running back DeAndre Washington, Colorado State linebacker Cory James and LSU offensive guard Vadal Alexander.