Grading Oakland Raiders’ Positional Units at the 1st Quarter

The Oakland Raiders reached the quarter-pole mark of the season with a 1-3 record and are facing more questions than they did when the season began.

Although quarterback Terrelle Pryor has provided a spark to the offense, there are still concerns about his ability to get the ball deep to his receivers.

Running back Darren McFadden has also been slow out of the gate, and although he has a sore hamstring, the injury has had little to do with the lack of success from Oakland’s offensive line.

Defensively, the team’s lack of a pass rush from the defensive line has been the biggest problem so far. Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver has compensated for that by dialing up blitzes from just about every other player on the defense.

Whether Oakland can shake off its slow start remains to be seen. In the meantime, here are the positional grades for the Raiders through four games.

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