Oakland Raiders (Extremely Early) 2014 Depth Chart Projection

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May 27, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale (49) stretches at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With June finally here and Week Two of Oakland Raiders OTA’s underway on Monday morning, I decided to give my (way too early) roster projections for the 2014 Oakland Raiders 53 man roster and depth chart. To make it even more interesting I also included my thoughts on which packages players in certain position groups will feature in as well.

Note: It is June and these are once again extremely early projections. Injuries and veteran signings before training camp naturally could change things in a hurry. This is for entertainment purposes so sit back and enjoy my 2014 Oakland Raiders early depth chart projections.



Matt Schaub
Matt McGloin
Derek Carr

Face it, the Raiders have from day one have the had the plan to sit and develop Carr long term with the Aaron Rodgers plan in mind. Offensive coordinator Greg Olsen made McGloin into a decent starting quarterback last season which makes him the logical backup. Unless the world falls apart do not expect to see Carr this season. If we do, it will most likely not be a good thing.

Running Backs:

Maurice Jones-Drew
Darren McFadden
Latavius Murray
Jeremy Stewart

The order of the backs in this offense will be mostly irrelevant. Depending on situation, gameplan, and hot hand any running back can get the majority of the touches. Stewart will stick around as the fourth half back over Atkinson because of his special teams play unless Atkinson shows a knack for it in training camp.

Full Backs:

Marcel Reece

I do not see how this team can carry two fullbacks this season. I expect Olawale to be released which would explain why the Raiders made a point to add Karl Williams.

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  • bigninaross

    What about Carlos Rodgers?

  • Errol McCant

    The “Y” Position is the tight end spot, if I’m not mistaken.

  • Errol McCant

    The person who wrote this has little to no clue of what he’s talking about.

  • Lawrence Jahn

    Carlos Rogers will beat out Casey and Mike Davis is going to battle Brice Butler and Juron Criner for that WR spot, not sure who wins that. Also Ellis was an unstoppable monster in college, he may beat out McGee or Sims on the depth chart.

  • Raider Grant

    Guess it’s too early to include all the potential starters, but I still love the potential our roster has! Go Raiders

  • http://justblogbaby.com Rory Anderson

    There are hundreds of ways football coaches define positions. I learned the “Y” is the middle principle receiver so in 21 its the TE and in 11 its the slot WR. That was how I defined it in the post. In 11 the TE is H for me and F is the RB. Its all the same. Its the same with pass rushing 43 Sam LBs. I call it a Leo some call it Elephant or Joker. Its all the same thing.

  • Dannee Frey

    So….. C. Rodgers doesn’t make the team?

  • Scott Stone

    I kinda see Carlos Rogers, Kory Sheets, Jack Crawford, and Brice Butler making this team…

  • Leatha Warlord

    That miss alone destroys any credibility he may have on this subject

  • B Christopher

    Ya, what about Carlos Rogers? Whaaaa happened to him? I don’t see Burnett going anywhere unless the Raiders get significant upside in any trade. The man is a menace, and with these special sub-packages and hybrid defenses now in use in the NFL, and with great success, by the really smart coaching staffs, don’t be surprised if the Raiders start employing them. You’ve got EXTREMELY smart defensive minds in Dennis Allen and Jason Tarver. Don’t be surprised if you see ALL of these linebackers on the field at the same time. There is a reason why they brought all these guys in here. Our LBs are the strength of this defense. Expect to see some hybrid 6-2 defenses and Eagle defenses, or derivatives of them, for the modern passing game, the way it is today. We’re continually seeing LBs drop into coverages more. The Raiders will have a superb push upfield against the QBs they face, and with speed, agility, and strength on the edges, you’re going to see a linebacker heavy presence, with a rotation that keeps them all fresh. Its a coaches dream to have what they have now. Tarver/Allen improved the Raider defense from, I think, 30th, to 18th in the league last year and look what they fielded……. Some good LBs, NOW, however, they have what they didn’t have last year, DEPTH, expect them to be here, and expect them to play in a fast rotation, where they can all remain fresh. They are also drafting and bringing in SMART players, and players that will buy-in to their system. It takes smart players to be able to survive in these actively disguised hybrid Ds, that are employed against ever smarter and smarter QBs. The AC West has some of the best in Football, and the AFC has some of the best too, so, disguise, movement, and smarts by the players on the field is a must today. Its easy to see where they are headed. A top-10 defense this year, guaranteed, and they could rise even higher depending on the speed at which the young guys develop into their lofty potential. I’m excited to see them play! Its been a while since I got excited about Raiders defensive football.

  • Nicholas Spencer Baker

    I feel like many are discrediting the potential Kory Sheets has. If he is anything like what he did in the CFL, he should definitely be in the mix. I mean the kid ran ALL over that league and it is even more pass happy than the NFL.

  • Dillan Shaules

    Carlos Rogers?