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  1. Khalil Mack has best two days of practice

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- This week might be remembered as the turning point if Khalil Mack ends up producing a monster rookie season. After a so-so first NFL game, the No. 5 overall draft pick kept his head down this week and opened eyes on the coaching...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Derek Carr offers insight like a savvy vet

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- One of the primary reasons why Derek Carr is the first rookie quarterback from his draft class to start is his intelligence and mind set. Oakland coaches point to the way he approaches the game and his maturity level as big reas...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Khalil Mack has typical rookie debut

    Bill Williamson

    As he departed the locker room after his first NFL game, Khalil Mack had one message: "Erase the bad." The Oakland Raiders' pass-rushing linebacker - the No. 5 overall pick in this year's draft - was just so-so on Sunday. He had his moments, but h...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. Raiders looking for fast impact from Mack

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Khalil Mack is making his NFL debut in four days. What does his defensive coordinator want to see from the No. 5 overall draft pick when the Oakland Raiders play at the New York Jets on Sunday? Urgency. "Khalil, when he goes ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  5. TJ Carrie gets look at No. 3 CB

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - it appears yet another Oakland Raiders draft pick will have a prominent role Sunday when they open the season at the New York Jets. Oakland coach Dennis Allen said seventh-round pick TJ Carrie is in the position to be the No. 3 c...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  6. Revisiting Derek Carr's trip to Gruden camp

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- ESPN Insider Mike Sando spent time this spring at Jon Gruden's famous pre-draft quarterback camp. Tuesday, after the Oakland Raiders named rookie Derek Carr their starting quarterback -- he's the first of this rookie class to be...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  7. Perhaps Pryor can still help Raiders after all

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- In April, the Oakland Raiders decided quarterback Terrelle Pryor couldn't help them any longer and traded him to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round draft pick. Four months later, the Raiders believe that the strong-legged,...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  8. Raiders rookie update

    Bill Williamson

    Let's take a look at the Raiders' draft picks heading in the final preseason game: First round Khalil Mack: The No. 5 overall pick had his best preseason game at Green Bay. He showed good pressure and he had an interception. The team thinks he ...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  9. Early look at potential first-round picks

    Bill Williamson

    With the college football season about to commence, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay is getting his ducks in a row by ranking the top players at each position . While McShay's board will surely change due to production (both positive and negative) a...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  10. Allen has high hopes for Khalil Mack

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Khalil Mack hasn't been dominant yet in the preseason, however Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen is not one bit concerned about the No. 5 overall draft pick. There has been some grumbling that the outside linebacker hasn't stoo...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  11. Will Mack channel his inner Clay Matthews?

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack admitted this weekend that he needs to turn up his game in Week 3 of the preseason. Perhaps being on the same field as a player he has been often compared to will help. Mack, the Raiders' No. 5 overall draft ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  12. Rookie watch

    Bill Williamson

    A look at how some San Francisco 49ers' draft picks fared Thursday night in a 23-3 loss at Baltimore: Jimmie Ward: The first-round pick looked pretty good. He played nickel cornerback (which will be his primary role in the regular season) on the f...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  13. Best-case scenario: Carlos Hyde

    Bill Williamson

    We are looking at the best-case scenario for some draft picks of the San Francisco 49ers. Player: Carlos Hyde Position: RB Round: 2 Earliest he could have big role: Week 1 Why is there an opportunity? The 49ers are a run-heavy team. T...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  14. San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore nears end of long road ba...

    Bill Williamson

    Niners running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from a devastating knee injury, one he hasn't traveled alone, is nearing the end, writes Bill Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  15. What to expect from 49ers' rookies

    Bill Williamson

    Now that the offseason portion of the year is over, let's take a look where each of the San Francisco 49ers' 12 draft picks stand heading into training camp, which starts July 24. First round Jimmie Ward: The nickel cornerback has been recoveri...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  16. Best-case scenario: Bruce Ellington

    Bill Williamson

    We are looking at the best-case scenario for some mid-round draft picks of the San Francisco 49ers. Player: Bruce Ellington Position: WR Round: 4 Earliest he could have big role: Week 1 Why is there an opportunity? Ellington gives the ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014