Raiders News: ESPN considers roster average

Excitement in the Raider Nation about the 2022 season is running high.

For good reason. The Raiders have just completed a playoff season, they added offensive guru Josh McDaniels as head coach, traded for star receiver Davante Adams and signed top passer Chandler Jones. The Raiders certainly look set for a long playoff run this season.

However, not everyone is sold. ESPN analyst Mike Clay posted a position-by-position rating for each team on both sides of the ball. The Raiders came in as the 15th best offense and 19th best defense and ranked 19th in the NFL in Clay’s ranking system.

Clay ranks the Raiders as the ninth-best team in the NFL. Of course, seven teams qualify for the playoffs. The AFC is certainly stacked, but the Raiders have taken steps to remain a playoff team. The challenge will be taken up, but classification aside, the team seems ready to compete.

Other Raiders links:

  • From a Raider to an official: Mike Morton, who was drafted as a linebacker in 1995 by the Raiders and spent four seasons with the team, is now an NFL official. Good for him.
  • Ugly numbers: There were 11 of the 31 eligible 2019 first-round draft picks (one player had already been eliminated) whose fifth-year option was not exercised. Three of them were Raiders.
  • Good suitable scheme: Athletic have looked at 10 good plans for drafted players. The Raiders’ third-round pick, offensive lineman Dylan Parham, made the cut.
  • Praises: Former Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew compares fourth-round Las Vegas draft pick Zamir White to the great Adrian Peterson. That would be something.

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