Oakland Raiders Roster 2018 Raiders Roster

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Things have taken a weird turn in Oakland, as a few years ago they had a lot of promising pieces that looked like it was going to be a core of the future. Amari Cooper has yet to transition into the receiver everybody thought he was going to be, but we shouldn’t give up just yet. Oakland walked away from Michael Crabtree, and they instated Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant to fill in. Bryant is on the verge of potential suspension, meaning a guy like Seth Roberts will see some more time. This is an interesting passing game because I don’t believe anybody knows what to expect. Jared Cook has been a deep threat, but the volume varied on a week-to-week basis. Combining Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin doesn’t seem optimal, but that is where Oakland is looking this season. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington will be trying to compete for snaps.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Derek Carr Derek Carr D. Carr 4
82
#17 QB 1 6'2" 214 28 3/28/91 6 2014 2 36 Fresno State
QB Mike Glennon Mike Glennon M. Glennon 7
68
#59 QB 2 6'7" 225 29 12/12/89 7 2013 3 73 North Carolina State
QB Landry Jones Landry Jones L. Jones 2
68
#72 QB 6'4" 225 30 4/4/89 7 2013 4 115 Oklahoma
RB Jalen Richard Jalen Richard J. Richard 30
75
#64 RB 1 5'8" 207 25 10/15/93 4 2016 Southern Mississippi
RB Isaiah Crowell Isaiah Crowell I. Crowell 20
77
#56 RB 2 5'11" 224 26 1/8/93 6 2014 Alabama State
RB Deandre Washington Deandre Washington D. Washington 33
73
#76 RB 3 5'8" 204 26 2/22/93 4 2016 5 143 Texas Tech
RB Chris Warren III Chris Warren III C. W. III 34
66
#149 RB 4 6'2" 247 22 6/6/96 1 2018 Texas
OT Trenton Brown Trenton Brown T. Brown 77
84
#13 OT 1 6'8" 355 26 4/13/93 5 2015 7 244 Florida
OT Kolton Miller Kolton Miller K. Miller 77
79
#31 OT 1 6'9" 309 23 9/2/95 2 2018 1 15 UCLA
OT David Sharpe David Sharpe D. Sharpe 68
71
#64 OT 2 6'6" 344 23 10/21/95 3 2017 4 129 Florida
OT Brandon Parker Brandon Parker B. Parker 75
67
#97 OT 2 6'8" 305 23 10/21/95 2 2018 3 65 North Carolina A&T
OT Justin Murray Justin Murray J. Murray 71
59
#120 OT 3 6'5" 304 26 4/19/93 2 2016 Cincinnati
ILB Brandon Marshall Brandon Marshall B. Marshall 54
78
#24 ILB 1 6'1" 242 29 9/10/89 8 2012 5 142 Nevada
ILB Jason Cabinda Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda 53
69
#7 ILB 2 6'1" 239 23 3/17/96 2 2018
ILB Kyle Wilber Kyle Wilber K. Wilber 58
75
#51 ILB 3 6'4" 246 29 4/26/89 8 2012 4 113 Wake Forest
OLB Marquel Lee Marquel Lee M. Lee 55
64
#80 OLB 1 6'3" 230 23 10/21/95 3 2017 5 168 Wake Forest
OLB Vontaze Burfict Vontaze Burfict V. Burfict 55
85
#4 OLB 1 6'1" 248 28 9/24/90 8 2012 Arizona State
OLB Tahir Whitehead Tahir Whitehead T. Whitehead 59
86
#12 OLB 2 6'1" 233 29 4/2/90 8 2012 5 138 Temple
OLB Nicholas Morrow Nicholas Morrow N. Morrow 50
71
#70 OLB 3 6'0" 216 23 7/10/95 3 2017 Greenville
SS Karl Joseph Karl Joseph K. Joseph 42
81
#16 SS 1 5'10" 205 25 9/8/93 4 2016 1 14 West Virginia
SS Jordan Richards Jordan Richards J. Richards 29
68
#54 SS 2 5'11" 211 26 1/21/93 4 2015 2 64 Stanford
P Johnny Townsend Johnny Townsend J. Townsend 5
76
#20 P 1 6'1" 210 24 2/14/95 2 2018 5 173
P Drew Kaser Drew Kaser D. Kaser 10
73
#27 P 2 6'2" 212 26 2/11/93 4 2016 6 179 Texas A&M
FS Lamarcus Joyner Lamarcus Joyner L. Joyner 20
89
#8 FS 1 5'8" 184 28 11/27/90 6 2014 2 41 Florida State
FS Erik Harris Erik Harris E. Harris 25
63
#67 FS 2 6'3" 225 29 4/2/90 4 2016 California (PA)
LS Andrew DePaola Andrew DePaola A. DePaola 48
62
#31 LS 6'2" 230 31 7/28/87 6 2012 Rutgers
LS Bradley Northnagel Bradley Northnagel B. Northnagel 0
67
6'2" 247 25 1/29/94 1 2018 California
LS Trent Sieg Trent Sieg T. Sieg 47
69
#3 LS 6'4" 240 23 5/19/95 2 2018
C Rodney Hudson Rodney Hudson R. Hudson 61
96
#2 C 1 6'2" 299 29 7/12/89 9 2011 2 55 Florida State
C Cameron Hunt Cameron Hunt C. Hunt 63
68
#107 C 2 6'4" 285 24 12/17/94 2 2017 Oregon
C Jordan Devey Jordan Devey J. Devey 65
62
#64 C 3 6'7" 317 31 1/11/88 6 2013 Memphis
DT Maurice Hurst Maurice Hurst M. Hurst 73
78
#26 DT 1 6'1" 292 23 5/9/95 2 2018 5 140
DT Johnathan Hankins Johnathan Hankins J. Hankins 90
77
#30 DT 1 6'3" 320 27 1/1/92 7 2013 2 49 Ohio State
DT Justin Ellis Justin Ellis J. Ellis 78
81
#26 DT 2 6'1" 334 28 12/27/90 6 2014 4 107 Louisiana Tech
DT P.J. Hall P.J. Hall P. Hall 92
71
#53 DT 2 6'0" 308 24 4/5/95 2 2018 2 57 Sam Houston State
DT Eddie Vanderdoes Eddie Vanderdoes E. Vanderdoes 94
67
#85 DT 3 6'3" 320 24 10/13/94 2 2017 3 88 UCLA
WR Marcell Ateman Marcell Ateman M. Ateman 88
68
#218 WR 1 6'4" 216 24 9/16/94 2 2018 7 228 Oklahoma State
WR Tyrell Williams Tyrell Williams T. Williams 16
81
#55 WR 1 6'4" 200 27 2/12/92 5 2015 Western Oregon
WR Antonio Brown Antonio Brown A. Brown 84
99
#1 WR 1 5'10" 186 30 7/10/88 10 2010 6 195 Central Michigan
WR JJ Nelson JJ Nelson J. Nelson 14
79
#69 WR 2 5'10" 151 25 10/3/93 5 2015 5 159 UAB
WR De'Mornay Pierson-El De'Mornay Pierson-El D. Pierson-El 15
68
#143 WR 5'9" 185 23 12/26/95 1 2018
WR Keon Hatcher Keon Hatcher K. Hatcher 14
67
#251 WR 6'1" 220 24 9/11/94 2 2017 Arkansas
WR Ryan Grant Ryan Grant R. Grant 11
76
#88 WR 6'0" 199 28 12/19/90 6 2014 5 142 Tulane
WR Dwayne Harris Dwayne Harris D. Harris 17
69
#135 WR 5'10" 200 31 9/16/87 9 2011 6 176 East Carolina
TE Derek Carrier Derek Carrier D. Carrier 85
71
#63 TE 1 6'4" 238 28 7/25/90 7 2012 Wisconsin - Beloit
TE Lee Smith Lee Smith L. Smith 86
76
#44 TE 6'6" 269 31 11/21/87 9 2011 5 159 Marshall
TE Luke Willson Luke Willson L. Willson 82
76
#50 TE 6'4" 250 29 1/15/90 7 2013 5 158 Rice
DE Josh Mauro Josh Mauro J. Mauro 97
64
#127 DE 1 6'6" 271 28 2/17/91 6 2014 Stanford
DE Arden Key Arden Key A. Key 99
68
#111 DE 1 6'5" 238 22 5/3/96 2 2018 3 87 LSU
DE Benson Mayowa Benson Mayowa B. Mayowa 91
76
#67 DE 3 6'3" 236 27 8/3/91 7 2013 Idaho
FB Keith Smith Keith Smith K. Smith 41
76
#8 FB 6'1" 230 27 4/8/92 5 2014 San Jose State
FB Nick Sharga Nick Sharga N. Sharga 4
67
6'1" 237 1 2018
CB Nevin Lawson Nevin Lawson N. Lawson 24
76
#70 CB 1 5'9" 190 28 4/22/91 6 2014 4 133 Utah State
CB Nick Nelson Nick Nelson N. Nelson 23
66
#154 CB 1 5'11" 200 22 10/16/96 2 2018 4 110
CB Gareon Conley Gareon Conley G. Conley 21
76
#77 CB 1 6'0" 195 23 6/29/95 3 2017 1 24 Ohio State
CB Curtis Riley Curtis Riley C. Riley 35
62
#73 CB 2 6'0" 189 26 7/18/92 4 2015 Fresno State
CB Daryl Worley Daryl Worley D. Worley 20
75
#74 CB 2 6'1" 204 24 2/22/95 4 2016 3 77 West Virginia
G Gabe Jackson Gabe Jackson G. Jackson 66
81
#19 G 1 6'3" 336 27 7/12/91 6 2014 3 81 Mississippi State
G Denzelle Good Denzelle Good D. Good 69
70
#67 G 1 6'7" 320 28 3/8/91 5 2015 7 255 Mars Hill
G Chaz Green Chaz Green C. Green 65
72
#54 G 2 6'5" 291 27 4/8/92 5 2015 3 91 Florida
G Jordan Wade Jordan Wade J. Wade 0
66
#92 G 6'3" 311 1 2017 Oklahoma
K Eddy Pineiro Eddy Pineiro E. Pineiro 9
65
#47 K 1 6'0" 185 23 9/13/95 1 2018
K Daniel Carlson Daniel Carlson D. Carlson 8
76
#24 K 2 6'5" 213 24 1/23/95 2 2018 5 167

All Eyes on Gruden

An injury-ridden season wrote the story for the 2017-18 Raiders. Derek Carr dealt with minor back problems that would pile to flare-ups and much needed time off. The franchise quarterback is a gamer and he rarely would spend time on the sidelines if given the choice. The 2018 off-season was a busy one for the Raiders. The team brought in John Gruden to right the path for an organization that is ready to breakout within the league. The Gruden signing was welcomed by the team and they hope he can mold this team into a Super Bowl contender.

One move that had the team and Carr overly excited was the addition of Jordy Nelson. Nelson is the product of a Green Bay offense that flourished under the leadership of Aaron Rodgers. When healthy, he is as consistent as they come. His upfield play keeps options available to Carr across the field, helping to gear a target towards his playing style. The team is very excited for this addition and Carr now has a #1 target in his arsenal of playmakers. The team was also able to acquire Martavis Bryant late last season and he has yet to see hill full-term of run within the offense. The team now boasts Nelson, Bryant and Amari Cooper as the weapon pool for Carr to work around; a scary combination for an offense that will be looking for a major spark in 2018.

The running back position also got a boost. Doug Martin was signed as a free-agent. Martin provides some relief for Marshawn Lynch. Both backs have been in the league for an extended period, causing some slow down due to wear and usage. These two backs will compliment each other nicely, with Lynch headlining as the bruising back while Martin excels outside the backfield. The team also traded down in the draft to obtain a local product to build offensive line depth. The team drafted Kolton Miller out of UCLA with the 15th overall pick. Miller will be slotted into an instant impact role, possessing starter status with little competition at the tackle position. Miller presents blindside protection and help sans the relief for seasoned veteran, Donald Penn.

John Gruden is a defensive specialist, so gearing his roster towards depth is something he wanted to start with once he took the position. Khalil Mack has shaped into the defensive leader on the team, doing it all from the linebacker and end positions. His edge rush is second to none in the league, but he needed to have a few pieces structured around him to influence his play. Derrick Johnson was brought in on a flier from Kansas City. His role at within the middle puts him in an opportune spot to showcase he has what it takes to remain a force within the league. The team also trailed back to reach for some secondary relief with the signing of Rashaan Melvin at the corner and Marcus Gilchrist at safety. Gilchrist looks to make an instant impact, while Melvin will have to compete with the likes of Gareon Conley and Shareece Wright.

Gruden brings an additional aspect of game planning and experience that the team has failed to locate at the head coaching position. This new-found structure will help the team compete within a weaker division, hopefully spelling an end to a playoff drought and making the team relevant within the AFC in 2018.