Sport Raiders depth: Deepest positions

10:10  22 june  2021
10:10  22 june  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

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Last week, after the Las Vegas Raiders’ on-field work ended at their mandatory minicamp, coach Jon Gruden said he believes the team has better overall depth than last year.

a close up of Quinton Jefferson wearing glasses and smiling at the camera © Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Quinton Jefferson

I think Gruden is right. The roster does appear to be deeper, especially at certain positions. let’s look at the Raiders’ deepest positions, in no particular order:

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Kenyan Drake © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Kenyan Drake

Running back: Having a player the caliber of free-agent Kenyan Drake behind Josh Jacobs is pretty special. The Raiders’ running back group was already decent with Jalen Richard but Drake is a major added dimension. Running backs get banged up and tired. That shouldn’t be a huge issue in Las Vegas.

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Defensive line: The Raiders loaded up at both defensive end and defensive tackle this offseason. They especially added at defensive tackle where veterans Solomon Thomas, Quinton Jefferson and Darius Philon were signed and promising Darius Stills was signed as an undrafted free agent. That position will look much different this year.

a group of football players playing a football game: Casey Hayward © Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Casey Hayward

Cornerback: The Raiders added like crazy here, too. Casey Hayward, Rasul Douglas, Blidi Wreh-Wilson and De’Vante Bausby were signed in free agency and Nate Hobbs was drafted in the fifth round. I truly have no idea what the Raiders’ cornerback group in 2021 is going to look like and that’s a good thing. It will be fascinating

Wide receiver: We don’t know exactly how good this group will be (that depends on the development of second-year players Henry Ruggs II and Bryan Edwards) but there will be a lot of options and the competitions will be stiff with the additions of free-agents John Brown and Willie Snead and the presence of undrafted free agent Dillon Stoner.

a man wearing a helmet holding a baseball bat: Marcus Mariota © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Marcus Mariota

Quarterback: Marcus Mariota is a nice backup and if we’re talking No. 3 quarterbacks, there‘s nothing wrong with Nathan Peterman, either.

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