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  1. NFL Power Rankings: Raiders undisputed No. 32

    Bill Williamson

    Well, it's pretty clear now: The Oakland Raiders are No. 32 and there's no disputing it. For the first time this season, the ESPN.com Power Rankings voters don't have anything to consider when it comes to the No. 32 and final pick. The Jacksonvill...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Khalil Mack's impact has been more against run than pass

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- When the Oakland Raiders drafted Khalil Mack with the No. 5 overall pick, they were hoping they would get some serious pass-rush burst. After six games, though, Mack's greatest contributions have come in the run game. The Buffalo produc...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  3. Ron Jaworski on Derek Carr: 'The sky's the limit'

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders Rookie Derek Carr predictably isn't ranked highly on Ron Jaworski's NFL quarterback rankings . However, Jaworski makes it clear that could change in the future. Carr, the No. 36 overall pick, is ranked at No. 28 ...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  4. D.J. Hayden says he ready to contribute

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders will not rush D.J. Hayden back to the playing field. However, the 2013 No. 12 overall pick is determined to show he is ready to make a contribution as soon as possible. The cornerback got off to a good start ...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  5. Menelik Watson performs well in place of injured Khalif Barnes

    Bill Williamson

    Menelik Watson appeared to pass his first test as he received another chance at starting Sunday at right tackle for the Oakland Raiders. Watson, a second-round pick in 2013, started for Khalif Barnes in a 31-28 loss to San Diego. Barnes has a quad...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  6. Carr praises his line for keeping him clean

    Bill Williamson

    David Carr was famous for consistently being sacked while quarterbacking the Houston Texans. Carr, the No. 1 overall pick of the expansion Texans in 2002, was always under constant pressure while under center. His offensive line didn't do him any ...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  7. Menelik Watson may be ready for another shot

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- When training camp began, the Oakland Raiders were hopeful talented -- but raw -- second-year offensive tackle Menelik Watson would be ready to take over as a starter. However, the 2013 second-round draft pick was slowed by a la...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  8. Raiders will beat the Dolphins

    Bill Williamson

    This comes with a disclaimer: If the Raiders lose this game, I will not pick them to win until they prove they can. So, I will pick them to lose until after they win. This is a winnable game for Oakland. Miami has been struggling on defense and th...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  9. Khalil Mack hopes to help Raiders' struggles on run defense

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Khalil Mack prides himself on stopping the run. While the No. 5 overall draft pick is known for his ability as a pass-rusher, Mack loves getting dirty and stopping the run. It kills him that the 0-2 Oakland Raiders have struggle...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  10. Allen thinks Derek Carr can be 'special'

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The bottom line is if Derek Carr becomes a great player, the Oakland Raiders' problems will be solved. Nothing changes the fortune of a franchise like a great quarterback. Carr, a second-round pick from Fresno State, hasn't been...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Getting most out of Mack is key

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders used the No. 5 overall pick on Khalil Mack because they want him to be a game-changing pass-rusher. However, in Mack's first NFL game -- a loss at the New York Jets -- there were some passing situations in wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Jackson third rookie starter for Raiders?

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- It appears the Oakland Raiders will have two rookies starting on offense when they open the season at the New York Jets on Sunday. Oakland coach Dennis Allen said that Khalif Barnes remains at right tackle and third-round pick G...

    Blog | September 01, 2014