Oakland Raiders Roster 2018 Raiders Roster

3-10, 4th AFC West

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6:00 pm UTC, 12/16

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 27 3/28/91 5 2014 2 36 Fresno State
QB AJ McCarron AJ McCarron A. McCarron 2
67
#65 QB 2 6'3" 220 28 9/13/90 4 2014 5 164 Alabama
RB Doug Martin Doug Martin D. Martin 28
77
#50 RB 1 5'9" 223 29 1/13/89 7 2012 1 31 Boise State
RB Jalen Richard Jalen Richard J. Richard 30
75
#64 RB 2 5'8" 207 25 10/15/93 3 2016 Southern Mississippi
RB Deandre Washington Deandre Washington D. Washington 33
73
#76 RB 3 5'8" 204 25 2/22/93 3 2016 5 143 Texas Tech
RB CJ Anderson CJ Anderson C. Anderson 35
79
#42 RB 6 5'8" 224 27 2/10/91 6 2013 California
OT Kolton Miller Kolton Miller K. Miller 77
79
#31 OT 1 6'9" 309 23 9/2/95 0 2018 1 15 UCLA
OT Brandon Parker Brandon Parker B. Parker 75
67
#97 OT 1 6'8" 305 23 10/21/95 0 2018 3 65 North Carolina A&T
OT David Sharpe David Sharpe D. Sharpe 71
71
#64 OT 2 6'6" 344 23 10/21/95 2 2017 4 129 Florida
OT Justin Murray Justin Murray J. Murray 71
59
#120 OT 2 6'5" 304 25 4/19/93 1 2016 Cincinnati
OT Denzelle Good Denzelle Good D. Good 69
70
#67 OT 3 6'7" 320 27 3/8/91 4 2015 7 255 Mars Hill
OT TJ Clemmings TJ Clemmings T. Clemmings 74
60
#119 OT 6'5" 309 27 11/18/91 4 2015 4 110 Pittsburgh
ILB Jason Cabinda Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda 53
69
#7 ILB 1 6'1" 239 22 3/17/96 0 2018
ILB Kyle Wilber Kyle Wilber K. Wilber 58
75
#51 ILB 2 6'4" 246 29 4/26/89 7 2012 4 113 Wake Forest
OLB Marquel Lee Marquel Lee M. Lee 55
64
#80 OLB 1 6'3" 230 23 10/21/95 2 2017 5 168 Wake Forest
OLB Tahir Whitehead Tahir Whitehead T. Whitehead 59
86
#12 OLB 1 6'1" 233 28 4/2/90 7 2012 5 138 Temple
OLB Nicholas Morrow Nicholas Morrow N. Morrow 50
71
#70 OLB 2 6'0" 216 23 7/10/95 2 2017 Greenville
OLB Emmanuel Lamur Emmanuel Lamur E. Lamur 54
70
#78 OLB 2 6'4" 232 29 6/8/89 7 2012 Kansas State
SS Karl Joseph Karl Joseph K. Joseph 42
81
#16 SS 1 5'10" 205 25 9/8/93 3 2016 1 14 West Virginia
P Johnny Townsend Johnny Townsend J. Townsend 5
76
#20 P 1 6'1" 210 23 2/14/95 0 2018 5 173
FS Marcus Gilchrist Marcus Gilchrist M. Gilchrist 31
81
#22 FS 1 5'10" 193 30 11/14/88 8 2011 2 50 Clemson
FS Erik Harris Erik Harris E. Harris 25
63
#67 FS 2 6'3" 225 28 4/2/90 3 2016 California (PA)
FS Reggie Nelson Reggie Nelson R. Nelson 27
79
#26 FS 5'11" 202 35 9/21/83 12 2007 1 21 Florida
LS Drew Scott Drew Scott D. Scott 49
69
#2 LS 6'1" 232 23 3/12/95 0 2018 Kansas State
LS Trent Sieg Trent Sieg T. Sieg 47
69
#3 LS 6'4" 240 23 5/19/95 0 2018
C Rodney Hudson Rodney Hudson R. Hudson 61
96
#2 C 1 6'2" 299 29 7/12/89 8 2011 2 55 Florida State
C Jon Feliciano Jon Feliciano J. Feliciano 76
61
#110 C 6'4" 323 26 2/10/92 4 2015 4 128 Miami
DT Johnathan Hankins Johnathan Hankins J. Hankins 90
77
#30 DT 1 6'3" 320 26 1/1/92 6 2013 2 49 Ohio State
DT Maurice Hurst Maurice Hurst M. Hurst 73
78
#26 DT 1 6'1" 292 23 5/9/95 0 2018 5 140
DT P.J. Hall P.J. Hall P. Hall 92
71
#53 DT 2 6'0" 308 23 4/5/95 0 2018 2 57 Sam Houston State
DT Justin Ellis Justin Ellis J. Ellis 78
81
#26 DT 2 6'1" 334 27 12/27/90 5 2014 4 107 Louisiana Tech
WR Seth Roberts Seth Roberts S. Roberts 10
76
#87 WR 1 6'2" 196 27 2/22/91 4 2014 West Alabama
WR Marcell Ateman Marcell Ateman M. Ateman 88
68
#218 WR 1 6'4" 216 24 9/16/94 0 2018 7 228
WR Jordy Nelson Jordy Nelson J. Nelson 82
85
#28 WR 1 6'3" 217 33 5/31/85 11 2008 2 36 Kansas State
WR Dwayne Harris Dwayne Harris D. Harris 17
69
#135 WR 2 5'10" 200 31 9/16/87 8 2011 6 176 East Carolina
WR Keon Hatcher Keon Hatcher K. Hatcher 14
67
#251 WR 2 6'1" 220 24 9/11/94 1 2017 Arkansas
TE Jared Cook Jared Cook J. Cook 87
86
#10 TE 1 6'5" 248 31 4/7/87 10 2009 3 89 South Carolina
TE Lee Smith Lee Smith L. Smith 86
76
#44 TE 2 6'6" 269 31 11/21/87 8 2011 5 159 Marshall
TE Derek Carrier Derek Carrier D. Carrier 85
71
#63 TE 3 6'4" 238 28 7/25/90 6 2012 Wisconsin - Beloit
DE Arden Key Arden Key A. Key 99
68
#111 DE 1 6'5" 238 22 5/3/96 0 2018 3 87 LSU
DE Frostee Rucker Frostee Rucker F. Rucker 98
77
#65 DE 1 6'3" 280 35 9/14/83 13 2006 3 91 USC
DE Damontre Moore Damontre Moore D. Moore 56
68
2 6'4" 250 26 9/11/92 6 2013 3 81 Texas A&M
DE Clinton McDonald Clinton McDonald C. McDonald 97
78
#24 DE 2 6'2" 290 31 1/6/87 9 2009 7 249 Memphis
DE Kony Ealy Kony Ealy K. Ealy 96
81
#48 DE 3 6'4" 273 26 12/21/91 5 2014 2 60 Missouri
DE Shilique Calhoun Shilique Calhoun S. Calhoun 91
68
#112 DE 6'4" 251 26 3/20/92 3 2016 3 75 Michigan State
DE Jacquies Smith Jacquies Smith J. Smith 93
70
#97 DE 6'3" 260 28 3/18/90 5 2012 Missouri
DE Cornellius Carradine Cornellius Carradine C. Carradine 96
66
#129 DE 6'4" 276 28 2/18/90 6 2013 2 40 Florida State
FB Keith Smith Keith Smith K. Smith 41
76
#8 FB 4 6'1" 230 26 4/8/92 4 2014 San Jose State
CB Daryl Worley Daryl Worley D. Worley 20
75
#74 CB 1 6'1" 204 23 2/22/95 3 2016 3 77 West Virginia
CB Gareon Conley Gareon Conley G. Conley 21
76
#77 CB 1 6'0" 195 23 6/29/95 2 2017 1 24 Ohio State
CB Rashaan Melvin Rashaan Melvin R. Melvin 22
88
#15 CB 2 6'2" 193 29 10/2/89 6 2013 Northern Illinois
CB Nick Nelson Nick Nelson N. Nelson 23
66
#154 CB 2 5'11" 200 22 10/16/96 0 2018 4 110
CB Bene' Benwikere Bene' Benwikere B. Benwikere 37
65
#163 CB 3 5'11" 195 27 9/3/91 5 2014 5 148 San Jose State
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie D. Rodgers-Cromartie 45
87
#17 CB 6'1" 182 32 4/7/86 11 2008 1 16 Tennessee State
CB Leon Hall Leon Hall L. Hall 29
73
#91 CB 5'11" 199 34 12/9/84 12 2007 1 18 Michigan
G Kelechi Osemele Kelechi Osemele K. Osemele 70
91
#5 G 1 6'5" 335 29 6/24/89 7 2012 2 60 Iowa State
G Gabe Jackson Gabe Jackson G. Jackson 66
81
#19 G 1 6'3" 336 27 7/12/91 5 2014 3 81 Mississippi State
G Chaz Green Chaz Green C. Green 65
72
#54 G 2 6'5" 291 26 4/8/92 4 2015 3 91 Florida
G Cameron Hunt Cameron Hunt C. Hunt 63
68
#107 G 3 6'4" 285 23 12/17/94 1 2017 Oregon
G Jordan Wade Jordan Wade J. Wade 0
66
#92 G 6'3" 311 1 2017 Oklahoma
K Daniel Carlson Daniel Carlson D. Carlson 8
76
#24 K 1 6'5" 213 23 1/23/95 0 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.