Starting Positions On the Oakland Raiders: Who Wants Them?

So far this offseason the Oakland Raiders have added a lot of players through the draft, trades, and free agency.  This leads to a great thing.  Competition.  There are a few positions on the roster that are up for grabs.  No matter how good you are there is always room for improvement so you always have to bring your A-game.  Lets take a look at some of the starting positions that are still there for the taking.

WR, Chaz Schilens, Louis Murphy, and Darius Heyward-Bey

All three of our young WRs have the ability to be the No. 1 guy.  They all are big, fast WRs.  DHB is the most physically gifted of the three with his blazing speed and leaping ability.  If he can develop his hands, he can be dangerous. 

Chaz Schilens is the biggest and most polished of the three.  At 6'4", 225 lbs. with sub 4.4 speed, he is a very tough matchup for most CBs in the league.  If he can stay healthy, he can be a dominant WR. 

Louis Murphy is one of those "it" players.  He has that "it" factor to go with his good size— 6'3", 205 lbs.  He had a stretch there when he was dropping a lot of passes but he stepped up big time when the game was on the line. 

FB, Marcel Reese, Manase Tonga (R), Chane Moline (R)

I like both of the rookies' chances of landing the starting FB role over Marcel Reese.  Moline is the more polished blocker and Tonga has more ability as a playmaker but can still by a efficient blocker.  Reese will likely make the team again but he is more of an H-Back than a fullback.

RG, Cooper Carlisle, Bruce Campbell (R)

Again, I like the rookie's chance at landing the starting role.  Cooper Carlisle isn't going to get any better and is an average lineman right now.  Bruce Campbell, however, has the potential to be a great lineman.  He has all the physical ability it takes.  He...

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