Sio Moore Trade, Final Depth Chart Headline Oakland Raiders Twitter Buzz

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio continues forging an identity for his new team, which no longer includes linebacker Sio Moore. The third-year player out of Connecticut was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a sixth-round pick on Friday:

Del Rio's primary justification of trading Moore was that he likes the depth of Oakland's linebacker corps. And while there is newfound depth at the position after free agency and the NFL draft, much of that depth is unproven. 

Behind starters Malcolm Smith, Curtis Lofton and Ray-Ray Armstrong, Oakland will rely on veteran Lorenzo Alexander and rookies Ben Heeney and Neiron Ball at linebacker. In other words, Oakland's linebacker corps really isn't that deep.

While Moore was a fan favorite in Oakland, his stats in Silver and Black are mediocre. Note that his 140 combined tackles with the Raiders are partly a by-product of a lack of surrounding talent. 

Honestly, he may end up being remembered more for this nearly disastrous early celebration in the Raiders' first win last season:

It will be interesting to see how the group of linebackers holds up during the season now that Khalil Mack, originally drafted as a linebacker, is now listed as a defensive end on the Raiders' depth chart. 

Looking at this depth chart, a couple things stand out. Most glaring is the frail situation at cornerback. Third-year man DJ Hayden has looked like his normal self this preseason, getting beat and beat badly on a consistent basis. 

Raider Nation knows how tough it can be watching Hayden cover the NFL's top receivers:

Steve Corkran of Raiders Beat summed up the team's frustrating cornerback situation nicely in a recent tweet: 

Second-year cornerback TJ Carrie looks to be a better player than Hayden, but he is also listed as Oakland's punt returner. This is con...

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