Oakland Raiders: Al Davis Is Getting To Know His Young Talented Players

A Review

It's a new season of preparation and selection for the Oakland Raiders. Some new guys have been looked at and they are going to get upgraded next season.

Two of them are wide receivers and that is a position I love to watch. In my opinion, if there are stellar wide receivers on board with the Oakland Raiders, the outcome of the games is going to be fantastic.

I have come to this opinion by looking at historical data which, I believe, supports that claim. Guys like Cliff Branch, Jerry Rice, and Fred Biletnikoff certainly made a difference in their eras with the Oakland Raiders.

Two wide receivers have gotten reserve/future contracts, according to a release on the www.raiders.com page.

They are wide receivers Damola Adeniji and Shaun Bodiford from Oregon State and Portland State, respectively.

Adeniji is 6-3, 215 pounds and only 23 years old.

The other wide receiver is Shaun Bodiford.

There are several other guys who have been with the Silver and Black before.

G. Roy Schuening was a part of the practice squad in 2009.

P. Glenn Pakulak was in training camp in both 2006 and 2008.

Also, Louis Rankin, who was with the Silver and Black in 2008, and played two games in 2009, returned to the Raiders.

Others who will be added to the roster are Alex Parson, Joe Porter, Manase Tonga and Kevin Brock.

Parson is 23 years old and at 6-4, he weighs 300 pounds. Parson is a guard who comes from USC.

The coaching staff and Al Davis are gearing up for the 2011 season. Their focus seems to be young guys from schools like USC, Rutgers, Oregon State, Portland State and other places.

It's going to be a good year with all of this young talent lining up to get out there on the playing field and make their mark in NFL football.

Poise and pride is what we expect for these guys. Go Raiders!

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