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With the Raiders finally out of the bye week I decided to look at the ProFootballFocus stats and grades around the Raiders roster for a post-bye breakdown of the 2013 season so far. Here is what I came up with:
Terrelle Pryor: Of quarterbacks with 300 or more snaps, he has only 175 drop backs, the second fewest in the league. The only player with less is Michael Vick. 24 quarterbacks have 200 or more. Pryor also has the fewest dropped passes in the league with three. Thaddeus Lewis’ receivers have had four dropped passes. He also has the most penalties against him for a quarterback tied with Alex Smith and Eli Manning.
Denarius Moore: He is in a tie with 6 other receivers for tenth in the NFL for touchdowns. Of those seven, he has had the least snaps and is the only one that has had a bye week.
Matt McCants: Raiders second highest rated offensive lineman with a 4.3 rating. Pashos is the first with a 4.7 rating.
Jeron Mastrud: He is the Raiders highest rated tight end with a 1.3 rating. His best blocking rating is as a pass blocker and he has a 1.1 rating. Rivera has a 0.0 rating.
Darren McFadden: DMC has a -4.6 rating this season and his only positive rating is in pass catching. He is even negative in the pass blocking category. Jennings on the other hand has a 2.7 rating. Reece is also a better rated back, but his rating is -1.6 and he has a -4.1 rating in run blocking.
Lamar Houston: As the sixth overall rated 4-3 defensive end with a 10.3 rating, he also has a 3.1 rating (13th) in pass rushing and an 8.4 rating (4th) in run defense. The next best Raiders defensive lineman is Vance Walker who is the 23rd overall defensive tackle with a 4.3 rating.
Sio Moore: Only twelve 4-3 OLBs have a positive rating. Sio Moore is eleventh with a 0.4 rating. Kevin Burnett has a -1.7 rating. Oddly, Nick Roach has a -6.8 rating, but both he and Kevin Burnett have looked much better on tape than they do on paper.
DJ Hayden: I gave the link for my Hayden breakdown in my column, but the main complaint for taking Hayden was the success of Star Lotulelei and Sheldon Richardson. I was a huge advocate for Richardson personally, but go back and read the other article to help keep this in perspective. Star has an 8.8 rating with 7.3 of that coming from run stopping. He has a -0.5 rating in pass rush. It seems he does not answer the Raiders issues on the interior. Sheldon Richardson has a rating of 13.6 with a 15.0 rating in run stopping. His pass rush rating is a -0.8 which is interesting since he has three sacks, two hits, and nine hurries. Vance Walker has one sack, three hits, and ten hurries. Star has one sack, one hit, and five hurries. As talented as both rookies are, it doesn’t seem that either would actually solve the Raiders’ issues inside. Both rookies benefit from some very talented players around them.
Charles Woodson: Chuck is the 23rd overall safety with a 2.7 rating. Seems a little low.
Marquette King: As the 29th overall punter he has the second highest average yards per punt and the seventh best net yards per punt. Both categories are better than Shane Lechler who is the highest rated punter in the NFL.