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Could The Raiders’ Secondary Be Great Now?

Believe it or not, Raiders have the players on the roster right now to fix their defensive woes. The defensive secondary for the Oakland Raiders has been disappointing, to say the least. It’s no secret that the ability to cover receivers longer gives reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack and the rest …

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Olive Branch: Raiders WR’s latest HOF bid snapped again

Before Deion Sanders, there was Raiders legend Cliff Branch. Long before “Neon Deion” dazzled sporting No. 21, “Speed Kills” was the “OG” 21 lighting up the NFL. “He said it verbally: “You’re not going to cover me,’” Ronnie Lott said of Branch during a feature that aired at halftime of the Raiders first preseason game …

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A Son’s Retrospect: A look at a Raiders’ Legend

Having grown up a Los Angeles Raiders fan in a family that bled “Silver and Black,” I was always familiar with the names that came to define the particular era; Marcus Allen, Howie Long, and of course, Todd Christensen. Lately, there’s been a lot of discussions and justifiably so, of when Cliff Branch will be enshrined in the NFL Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio but what about Christensen? A tight end that to his credit helped revolutionize the position also merits discussion. 

Raiders owner Al Davis

Al Davis’s “Baker’s Dozen”: 13 Great 2nd Round Picks

Everyone loves the first round of the NFL draft when teams choose the biggest names coming out of college. Al Davis chose 555 players in his long career, from Tony Lorick to Terrelle Pryor, including Marcus Allen, Jack Tatum, Tim Brown, Sebastian Janikowski, and many other great Raiders in Round One.

Yet he, his scouts, and general managers also found many stars in Round Two, many of them small-school or obscure players who went on to stellar careers. More recently, the Oakland Raiders have added three intriguing players to the defense from Round Two in the last three drafts—Mario Edwards in 2015, Jihad Ward in 2016, and Obi Melifonwu this year.

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