Jon Feliciano

Corps Players: Offensive Line

This is the third piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here. For the tight end corps, click here.   Today’s Corps Players examines the Raiders offensive line personnel changes and how I […]

Clive Walford

Corps players: Tight Ends

This is the second piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here.   Today’s unit of focus is tight ends which, like the teams’ wide receivers, should be in line for a bump […]

Amari Cooper

Corps players: Wide Receiver

This is the first piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it.   Jumping right in. The Raiders’ wide receiver corps is perhaps the most improved area of the team. The Raiders top receiving threat going into 2014 was Rod […]

Raiders’ “best available players” are versatile, address needs

I believe Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie when he says that the team would take the best available player in the draft. If anything, this draft class serves to highlight that the word “best” is extremely subjective. Throughout the draft, the “best player available” was consistently a player that needed an upgrade at starter or had […]

Raiders Finally On Pace For Improvement, Ticket Market Indicates Optimism

Despite coming off their 12th straight losing season — the longest active streak in the National Football League — there’s actually some optimism surrounding the Oakland Raiders entering 2015. With a fine foundation of emerging young talent, to go along with the acquisition of proven head coach Jack Del Rio, the Raiders look like they […]


2015 First Round Mock pt 2

For picks 1-16, click here. 17. San Diego Chargers – Cameron Erving, C, Florida St The Chargers have a big need at Center, with previous starter Nick Hardwick announcing that he was going to retire from the NFL. Erving is versatile, having played at multiple positions at Florida State, but his best fit is at Center, […]


2015 First Round Mock

Here is my one and only stab at a first round mock for 2015. There were no trades explored in this mock, although there will obviously be a number in the first round. Enjoy and please tell me what you think either on Twitter (


Mocking the mocks: Reviewing 2014 mock draft accuracy

Last year, right before the 2014 NFL Daft, I gathered a number of final first-round mock drafts from a variety of sources with the intent of scoring the accuracy of each mock so I could track the results. I reviewed 21 mock drafts in all. The highest points were awarded for the correct team picking […]

Tale of the Tape: new Raiders safety Nate Allen

For my second 2015 Tale of the Tape, I wanted to review new free agent safety Nate Allen and get an idea what kind of player he was. Unlike Rodney Hudson, Dan Williams or Curtis Lofton, Allen’s signing brought more scorn and derision than it did praise or hope. This made me curious because Pro […]

Raiders Have Improved During Offseason; Await Draft For Further Reinforcements

The Oakland Raiders are coming off another season in which they finished last in the AFC West. However, the team has started to see some bright spots. Linebacker Khalil Mack was one of the best rookies in the NFL last season on the defensive side of the football. In addition, quarterback Derek Carr showed some […]

After Review

Tale of the Tape: new Raiders LB Curtis Lofton

Over the last day I’ve watched a few Saints games to get a sense of new Raiders LB Curtis Lofton – what are his strengths and weaknesses and how does he project onto the Raiders unit? I came away with a mostly favorable impression of the 8 year veteran but with some definite concerns as […]

Raiders Notepad

Breaking down Rodney Hudson’s contract with Raiders

One of the more interesting things that the Raiders have done this year is to avoid using signing bonuses as incentives for their players. Historically, teams will use signing bonuses as a way to incentivize prized free agents to sign with them. For example, this year’s top free agent, Ndamukung Suh, was handed a 6 […]

Raiders Wallet

Raiders sign 7; more likely

The Raiders yesterday announced the signing of six of the players with which they had agreed to contract terms over the negotiation window and free agency. Today, the Raiders have also announced the addition of safety Nate Allen to their roster, their seventh player of free agency to date. The players the Raiders have signed […]

Raiders Wallet

A look at Raiders’ free agency possibilities

Last year the Raiders, flush with the highest amount of cap room of any team in the NFL, chose quantity over quality by eschewing most of the big-name free agents available and instead going for players that were once productive but looked like they may be slowing due to age. The strategy made a sort […]