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Raiders Need David Amerson To Play Like A $38M Cornerback

It was a bumpy road traveled to the four-year, $38 million contract David Amerson signed with the Raiders last week. A second-round pick in 2013, Amerson turned in a mostly encouraging rookie campaign. He started 15 games in his second season with the Redskins, but was one of the least productive cornerbacks in the league

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Raiders Draft: 2017 Watch List - Cornerbacks

I was a little perplexed as to why Reggie McKenzie didn’t pull the trigger and invest in a cornerback in any round of the 2016 draft. Entering the season, the group has obviously improved, but what’s that really saying? Reggie clearly has some confidence, misguided or otherwise, with this current “situation”. I may have already

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Raiders Draft: 2017 Watch List - Linebackers

“It’s never too early…” is generally how a majority of these look-ahead pieces start. It’s always too early, but here we are nonetheless. For this “2017 Watch List” series, I’m looking at four position groups Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders should be targeting early and often next spring: linebacker, running back, cornerback, and safety. If

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PFF Top 101: Raiders Recap

Sam Monson is an analytical machine over at Pro Football Focus, and recently released his “101 Best NFL Players Right Now” piece. Quite the feat, as the list is packed with a ton of detail and reasoning as to why each player is slotted where they are. I understand there are two camps when it

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Karl Joseph: Top 10 Hits at West Virginia

After a career of decapitating opponents, you throw on the tape and it’s easy to see why Karl Joseph was the target of so many teams leading up to the draft. A jackhammer standing just under 5’10, Joseph is the complete package coming out of Morgantown. Had it not been for a knee injury his

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Observations On An Odd Raiders Draft

The draft has finally come and gone. Rather than assign draft grades, which are mostly a waste of time, here are seven observations from the Raiders’ draft. 1. The Connor Cook trade was a head scratcher to some, but with Matt McGloin likely gone in a year, Reggie McKenzie obviously didn’t want to settle with cut-rate

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Raiders Draft: Three Draft Day Predictions

It’s draft day and things are moving quickly so no time for a grandiose buildup. These are my THREE predictions for the Raiders’ draft. I’m speaking with authority, but rest assured, these are only guesses. Number 1… Not only is Myles Jack not going to Jacksonville with the 5th pick, he isn’t going in the

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Myles Jack Met With Raiders, Says He Passed "Gantlet" Of Tests

According to Sam Farmer of the LA Times, Myles Jack’s workout with the Raiders last week was, in fact, last minute. Farmer said the Raiders called Jack just before he was scheduled to fly to Atlanta to visit family. Jack cancelled his flight to Atlanta and flew to the UCLA campus to meet with Reggie McKenzie and Raiders’ training staff. “For