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  1. Analyzing Todd McShay's mock first-round pick for Oakland Raiders...

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN Insider Todd McShay has come up with his first of many mock first-round drafts. Of course, there are a lot of caveats. First, we need to finish the season. Then we have to get through the pre-draft process. But, it's truly never too early to...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Derek Carr has rough Total QBR outing

    Bill Williamson

    In Week 14, Derek Carr had his best total QBR game (91.2), but it was sandwiched between his worst two Total QBR performances of his rookie season. The second-round pick from Fresno State had a 14.5 Total QBR score in a 31-13 Oakland Raiders' loss...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Raiders on pace for No. 4 overall draft pick

    Bill Williamson

    Last week, a win cost the Oakland Raiders four spots in the draft. This week, a loss to Kansas City moved up the Raiders one slot. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Raiders are on pace to pick fourth in the draft with two games remain...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. Poll results: Raiders fans choose Khalil Mack over Mike Evans in ...

    Bill Williamson

    The Raider Nation is riding with Khalil Mack. Naturally. Thursday night, we ran a poll asking Raiders fans, in hindsight, would they take Mack or Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans if they could see the Raiders use the No. 5 pick again. Tampa Bay to...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. Prediction: Chiefs will defeat Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    I am reluctant to pick against the Oakland Raiders this week. Yes, they are 2-11. But the truth is, Oakland is playing better of late. It has won two of the past three games and is coming off a dominant 24-13 win over Bay Area rival San Francisco....

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. Rookie QB analysis: Raiders' Derek Carr

    Bill Williamson

    Record as starter: 2-11 The good news: Derek Carr, a second-round pick from Fresno State, is getting great experience. He is the only rookie quarterback to start every game this season. Yes, it has been rocky, but Carr is persevering. The Raiders ...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  7. Derek Carr not expecting the same Chiefs from three weeks ago

    Bill Williamson

    One of the lessons Derek Carr has learned starting every game of his rookie season is that no two games are the same, particularly games in the AFC West. The second-round pick learned that after the Oakland Raiders played their second game against...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  8. Khalil Mack seeing pass-rushing dividends

    Bill Williamson

    One of the Oakland Raiders I'm most interesting in seeing over the final three weeks of the season is linebacker Khalil Mack. With the majority of the season in the books, there's no doubt the No. 5 overall pick has been a solid player and one of...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  9. Raiders slide in draft-pick chase with big win

    Bill Williamson

    Regional bragging rights came with a price for the Oakland Raiders. The jubilation of a dominant 24-13 win over Bay Area rival San Francisco, for the time being, has some serious draft-pick ramifications for the Raiders. The 2-11 Raiders went from...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  10. DJ Hayden becoming key figure for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- DJ Hayden's playing time is only expected to increase as the season goes on, and because of several injuries at cornerback, the 2013 first-round pick could play extensively Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Hayden has played th...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  11. Merrill Hoge: Khalil Mack could be one of most complete LBs ever

    Bill Williamson

    Prior to the May draft, ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge thought Khalil Mack should have been the No. 1 overall pick. Fast forward six months, and Hoge still feels that way. In fact, he feels more strongly about Mack now that he has seen him play half...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  12. Oakland Raiders mailbag: Rolando McClain impressing in Dallas

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Kevin from Ardmore, Oklahoma, wants to know what position I think the Raiders should use their first pick on. Bill Williamson: Well, it's obviously early to discuss the draft. There will be a lot to consider, starting with w...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  13. Oakland Raiders saw Khalils Mack impact

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Khalil Mack gave the Oakland Raiders a glimpse of what they were getting during his brilliant career at Buffalo. The outside linebacker -- who was the No. 5 overall pick in May -- tied the NCAA record for 75 tackles for a loss. ...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  14. Khalil Mack, Benson Mayowa both stand out

    Bill Williamson

    Sunday might have provided a glimpse of new young defensive look for the Oakland Raiders. Youngsters Khalil Mack and Benson Mayowa both stood out. The fact that Mack played well against the Browns was not surprising, as the No. 5 overall pick has ...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  15. Rookie defensive tackle Justin Ellis making presence known

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have gotten a lot of contributions from their rookie class. One player who is starting to pay dividends is fourth-round pick Justin Ellis. The defensive tackle's playing time has increased and he is making a ...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  16. Menelik Watson making big progress at right tackle

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- It appears Menelik Watson will start his third straight game at right tackle. Khalif Barnes is back practicing after missing two games with a quad injury. Still, Watson, a second-round draft pick last year, has played well in Ba...

    Blog | October 23, 2014