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Reggie McKenzie’s Seminal Moment

When Reggie McKenzie was hired in January 2012, the Raiders had a myriad of salary cap issues, a dearth of draft picks and no elite players. Nearly two and half years later, two of those three issues have been alleviated,

Posted in 2014 NFL Draft, NFL Draft Tagged with: ,

2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Likes and Dislikes

Thanks to the great people at Draft Breakdown, I’ve been able to watch cutups of a lot of draft prospects over the last two years. One thing that has always bothered me is having to trust rankings and player opinions

Posted in 2013 NFL Draft, 2014 NFL Draft Tagged with: ,

2012 NFL Strength of Schedule

  Disclaimer Some strength of schedule models calculate strength of schedule based on the opponents the team has faced to date.  My model calculates strength of schedule based on all the opponents on a team’s schedule.  The reason for this

Posted in 2013 NFL Draft, NFL Draft Tagged with: , , , ,

Interview with Oakland Raiders’ 4th-Round Pick Miles Burris

Miles Burris (@MilesBurris) was nice enough to spend a few minutes with me to talk about where he fits into the Raiders’ 2012 plans. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, NFL Draft, Podcast Tagged with:

Players That Should be on the Raiders Draft Board on Day 3

Defensive Tackle Alameda Ta’amu Josh Chapman DaJohn Harris   Defensive End Cameron Johnson Jared Crick Malik Jackson Jonathan Massaquoi   Outside Linebacker Ronnell Lewis Nigel Bradham Keenan Robinson Kyle Wilbur Josh Kaddu Miles Burris Travis Lewis Tim Fugger   Inside

Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, NFL Draft Tagged with:

Profile: OG Tony Bergstrom

Profile Height: 6′ 5″ Weight: 313 lbs Arm Length: 32″ Hand Size: 9″ 40-yard Dash: 5.27 seconds Bench Reps at 225: 32 Vertical Jump: 29.5 inches Broad Jump: 8′ 5″ 3-Cone Drill: 7.95 seconds 20-yard Shuttle: 4.84 seconds   Stats

Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, NFL Draft Tagged with: ,

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kaelin Burnett

Former Nevada defensive end Kaelin Burnett was kind enough to talk with Raidersblog.com about his visit with the Raiders. or other podcast clients: http://raidersblog.com/feed/podcast Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Best Case & Worst Case Scenarios For Each Raiders’ Draft Pick

The Raiders aren’t making much noise in free agency and will attempt to build through the draft. Missing are five of their original seven draft selections and in their place are five players that may contribute in 2012. A couple

Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, 2013 NFL Draft, NFL Draft, Offseason 2012 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Hue Jackson Bets the Farm

Huge action from Hue Jackson. Aaron Curry last week. Carson Palmer today. The Raiders gave up a lot for Palmer, but he’s a better quarterback than Jason  Campbell. The Raiders lost Campbell for a significant period of time and were

Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, 2013 NFL Draft, Regular Season 2011, Roster Moves Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pryor Will Successfully Appeal Suspension

It is common belief that Terrelle Pryor was suspended five games by the NFL because of his miss steps at Ohio State. This is simply untrue. Terrelle Pryor was suspended five games for not following the rules of the supplemental

Posted in 2011 NFL Draft, 2011 Preview, 2012 NFL Draft, Preseason 2011 Tagged with: , , , , ,

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