2023 NFL Draft

Las Vegas Raiders: 3 Biggest Surprises That Will Emerge At Training Camp: TE Michael Mayer Becomes Fixture In Passing Game, Plus Marcus Peters

Predicting 3 Surprises That Will Emerge From Training Camp

Las Vegas Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler has had a polarizing offseason—to put things mildly. Things began with the release of franchise stalwart Derek Carr. He followed this move up with the signing of Jimmy Garoppolo, reuniting the former Patriot with his former offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels. The Patriots theme continued throughout the offseason, as …

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Las Vegas Raiders locker room, Josh McDaniels Dave Ziegler

Raiders: 3 Biggest Needs On The Roster Heading Into The 2023 Campaign

With the 2023 NFL Draft in our rear-view mirror and minicamps in the not-so-distant future, the Las Vegas Raiders still have a few burning roster questions to answer. If this offseason feels eerily similar to the introduction of general manager Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels, that’s because it is – one could argue …

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Raiders GM Dave Ziegler drafts Tyree Wilson

Tyree Wilson, and the direct correlation between pass rush and defensive back play

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before – the Las Vegas Raiders struggled in coverage last season. During the team’s 2022 campaign, they surrendered the fourth-most passing yards league-wide. In 2020, the Silver and Black were responsible for the seventh-most passing yards against them. For the 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2013 seasons, the …

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Raiders cornerback Jakorian Bennett

Detailed comparison of Raiders’ 104th-overall pick Jakorian Bennett to first-round counterpart Deonte Banks

The 2023 NFL Draft came and went, and a pair of cornerbacks from Maryland found themselves on an NFL roster. At the 24th-overall pick in the draft, Deonte Banks heard his name called as the New York Giants selected him. Much later, at pick 104, Dave Ziegler and the Las Vegas Raiders took Banks’ counterpart …

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Raiders Tyree Wilson drafted by Dave Ziegler

Grading 2023 Raiders Draft Class: The QB Hunter, DE Tyree “The Nightmare” Wilson

The list of needs for the Las Vegas Raiders was endless entering the 2023 NFL Draft. The Raiders’ defense specifically needed help at cornerback, linebacker, safety, defensive tackle, and defensive end – and that’s not even including offensive needs. During the days leading up to the draft, many analysts projected the Raiders to make a …

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Raiders tight end Michael Mayer, drafted by Dave Ziegler

Grading 2023 Raiders draft class: Dave Ziegler gets first-round value in round-two with Michael Mayer

The Las Vegas Raiders came into the 2023 NFL Draft with a litany of needs to address. Equipped with a ‘best player available’ mindset, general manager Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels traded up early in the second round to select Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer. While defense was a major concern for …

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Raiders GM Dave Ziegler selects CB Jakorian Bennett at 104

Grading 2023 Raiders Draft Class: If you don’t know who Jakorian Bennett is, you’re about to

Since the start of the offseason, Raider Nation has pounded the table for a cornerback. Illinois’ Devon Witherspoon became a fan-favorite, and with the Raiders holding the seventh-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the pairing seemed like a real possibility. Even general manager Dave Ziegler held Witherspoon in high regard, as NBC’s Peter King …

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