Saturday, January 10, 2015

HC Search

The Indy @ Denver game on Sunday afternoon is going to be interesting.

Looks like Jack Del Rio is the prime candidate right now, but he can't be hired until Denver is done for the season.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Reese's Senior Bowl Roster

The 2015 Senior Bowl rosters are rounding into form.  Below are the players who've accepted invitations and updates will be revised until the final rosters are announced.

For the Raiders, with 1 game against Denver remaining, it looks like they'll be selecting either 4th or 5th in the upcoming draft.  There are quite a few players that the Raiders would do well to draft in that range, most notably underclassmen pass rush help in Nebraska's Randy Gregory or Southern California's Leonard Williams.  Oakland should also be in the running for Alabama WR Amari Cooper.

There is a good amount of talent in this year's Senior group and its not yet certain if the Raiders will be active in the upcoming Senior Bowl week.  It is worth noting that 4 of last year's seniors who participated have all contributed this season (QB Derek Carr, OG Gabe Jackson, DT Justin Ellis, CB Keith McGill) with 3 of them looking like cornerstones for the franchise moving forward.  In 2013, the Raiders staff coached in the Senior Bowl and came away drafting Sio Moore and TE Mychael Rivera.  Moore was one of the players that were singled out that week in relation to the Raiders.

If Reggie McKenzie stays on board after the season, expect to have the Raiders scouting department to continue the trend of drafting at least 2 or more prospects playing in the Senior Bowl.

Its too early to say who the Raiders will be interested in, but based on need, the Raiders are expected to go after pass catchers and pass rushers early.  Secondary and offensive line would also be areas of need.

So based on that, my short list of favorite Senior Bowl prospects for the Raiders:

LB Denzel Perryman Miami
DT Michael Bennett Ohio State
DT Danny Shelton Washington
WR Kevin White West Virginia
WR Josh Harper Fresno State
RB David Cobb Minnesota
DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa UCLA
DE Bud Dupree Kentucky
OG Laken Tomlinson Duke
S Cody Prewitt Ole Miss
DE Preston Smith Mississippi State

The one senior prospect that I was hoping to play in the Senior Bowl is Louisville DeVante Parker. Parker has decided to forgo Senior Bowl week to prepare for the NFL Draft.  Parker was injured at the beginning of the year with a broken foot and missed the first 7 games but still managed to put up over 700 yards in 5 games.  Parker has very good speed and has plus measurables along wtih a massive catch radius.







  • Ameer Abdullah
    Nebraska
    RB5'9190Big Ten
  • Adrian Amos
    Penn State
    S6'0215Big Ten
  • Dres Anderson
    Utah
    WR6'1187Pac-12
  • Stephone Anthony
    Clemson
    ILB6'2245ACC
  • Cameron Artis-Payne
    Auburn
    RB5'10210SEC
  • Michael Bennett
    Ohio State
    DT6'2288Big Ten
  • E.J. Bibbs
    Iowa State
    TE6'3252Big 12
  • Nick Boyle
    Delaware
    TE6'5273FCS
  • Shane Carden
    East Carolina
    QB6'2218AAC
  • Joe Cardona
    Navy
    LS6'3236IND
  • Imoan Claiborne
    Northwestern St. LA
    DC5'11187FCS
  • T.J. Clemmings
    Pittsburgh
    OT6'5305ACC
  • Sammie Coates
    Auburn
    WR6'2200SEC
  • David Cobb
    Minnesota
    RB5'11225Big Ten
  • La'el Collins
    LSU
    OT6'5315SEC
  • Corey Crawford
    Clemson
    DE6'5270ACC
  • Jamison Crowder
    Duke
    WR5'9175ACC
  • Carl Davis
    Iowa
    DT6'4315Big Ten
  • Devante Davis
    UNLV
    WR6'3215MWC
  • Quandre Diggs
    Texas
    DC5'10200Big 12
  • Reese Dismukes
    Auburn
    OC6'3298SEC
  • Phillip Dorsett
    Miami
    WR5'10185ACC
  • Kurtis Drummond
    Michigan State
    S6'1200Big Ten
  • Alvin "Bud" Dupree
    Kentucky
    DE6'3252SEC
  • Andrew East
    Vanderbilt
    LS6'2236SEC
  • Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
    Oregon
    DC5'9195Pac-12
  • Cameron Erving
    Florida State
    OT6'5320ACC
  • Kaleb Eulls
    Mississippi State
    DT6'3295SEC
  • Jake Fisher
    Oregon
    OT6'5292Pac-12
  • Trey Flowers
    Arkansas
    DE6'3262SEC
  • Jalston Fowler
    Alabama
    FB6'1250SEC
  • Andy Gallik
    Boston College
    OC6'2299ACC
  • Clayton Geathers
    Central Florida
    S6'2208AAC
  • Markus Golden
    Missouri
    DE6'2260SEC
  • Senquez Golson
    Ole Miss
    DC5'9180SEC
  • Doran Grant
    Ohio State
    DC5'10193Big Ten
  • Hroniss Grasu
    Oregon
    OC6'3298Pac-12
  • Garrett Grayson
    Colorado State
    QB6'2220MWC
  • Rashad Greene
    Florida State
    WR6'0180ACC
  • Geneo Grissom
    Oklahoma
    DE6'4263Big 12
  • Ladarius Gunter
    Miami
    DC6'2198ACC
  • Justin Hardy
    East Carolina
    WR5'11186AAC
  • Josh Harper
    Fresno State
    WR6'1184MWC
  • Anthony Harris
    Virginia
    S6'0190ACC
  • Rob Havenstein
    Wisconsin
    OT6'8330Big Ten
  • Jeff Heuerman
    Ohio State
    TE6'5255Big Ten
  • Jordan Hicks
    Texas
    OLB6'1234Big 12
  • Zach Hodges
    Harvard
    OLB6'3245Ivy League
  • Mike Hull
    Penn State
    OLB6'0232Big Ten
  • Tre' Jackson
    Florida State
    OG6'4330ACC
  • Grady Jarrett
    Clemson
    DT6'0290ACC
  • David Johnson
    Northern Iowa
    RB6'1215FCS
  • Kevin Johnson
    Wake Forest
    DC6'0185ACC
  • Hau'oli Kikaha
    Washington
    DE6'3260Pac-12
  • Ben Koyack
    Notre Dame
    TE6'4261IND
  • Jeremy Langford
    Michigan State
    RB5'11206Big Ten
  • Dezmin Lewis
    Central Arkansas
    WR6'4210FCS
  • Tony Lippett
    Michigan State
    WR6'3190Big Ten
  • Tyler Lockett
    Kansas State
    WR5'11175Big 12
  • Kyle Loomis
    Portland State
    PT6'2210FCS
  • Donatella Luckett
    Harding
    WR6'0210Division II
  • Justin Manton
    Louisiana Monroe
    PK6'1194Sun Belt
  • Ali Marpet
    Hobart
    OT6'4310Division III
  • Josue Matias
    Florida State
    OG6'5322ACC
  • Lorenzo Mauldin
    Louisville
    OLB6'4252ACC
  • Vince Mayle
    Washington State
    WR6'3219Pac-12
  • Joey Mbu
    Houston
    DT6'3312AAC
  • Ty Montgomery
    Stanford
    WR6'1215Pac-12
  • Robert Myers
    Tennessee St.
    OG6'5305FCS
  • Connor Neighbors
    LSU
    FB5'11230SEC
  • Steven Nelson
    Oregon State
    DC5'10192Pac-12
  • Nick O'Leary
    Florida State
    TE6'3248ACC
  • Tom Obarski
    Concordia MN
    PK5'11185Division II
  • Owamagbe Odighizuwa
    UCLA
    DE6'3270Pac-12
  • Nate Orchard
    Utah
    DE6'4255Pac-12
  • Denzel Perryman
    Miami
    ILB5'11240ACC
  • Cody Prewitt
    Ole Miss
    S6'2215SEC
  • Hayes Pullard
    USC
    ILB6'0230Pac-12
  • Damarious Randall
    Arizona State
    S5'11190Pac-12
  • Quinten Rollins
    Miami (Ohio)
    DC6'0203MAC
  • Eric Rowe
    Utah
    DC6'1201Pac-12
  • Ty Sambrailo
    Colorado State
    OT6'5310MWC
  • Danny Shelton
    Washington
    DT6'1339Pac-12
  • Blake Sims
    Alabama
    QB6'0208SEC
  • D'Joun Smith
    Florida Atlantic
    DC5'10190C-USA
  • Derron Smith
    Fresno State
    S5'11200MWC
  • Preston Smith
    Mississippi State
    DE6'6267SEC
  • Martrell Spaight
    Arkansas
    OLB6'2230SEC
  • Jaquiski Tartt
    Samford
    S6'1218FCS
  • Laken Tomlinson
    Duke
    OG6'3325ACC
  • Lynden Trail
    Norfolk State
    OLB6'6260FCS
  • Louis Trinca-Pasat
    Iowa
    DT6'2290Big Ten
  • Tyler Varga
    Yale
    FB5'11225FCS
  • Kevin White
    TCU
    DC5'9174Big 12
  • Kevin White
    West Virginia
    WR6'3210Big 12
  • Daryl Williams
    Oklahoma
    OT6'5321Big 12
  • Ramik Wilson
    Georgia
    ILB6'2232SEC
  • Gabe Wright
    Auburn
    DT6'2290SEC