Oakland Raiders (Extremely Early) 2014 Depth Chart Projection

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Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders right end Mychal Rivera (81) is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright (29) on a 37-yard reception during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tight Ends:

David Ausberry
Mychal Rivera
Nick Kasa

Without knowing how the Raiders feel about Ausberry it is tough to project him. Last offseason he was expected to play a big role and when he got hurt they turned to Mastrud. I am assuming the Raiders still want to develop Rivera’s blocking and Kasa is still relatively new to the position so the fourth year man Ausberry makes sense to begin the season as the starter. This position is very fluid and I would not rule out the team signing Jermichael Finley.

Offensive Line (Left to Right)

Donald Penn, Gabe Jackson, Stephan Wisniewski, Austin Howard, Menelik Watson
Swing Tackle: Matt McCants (if Penn is hurt Watson to LT, McCants to RT)
Swing Guard: Khalif Barnes
Backup Center: Kevin Boothe

Wide Receivers:
X- Rod Streater, Andre Holmes, Mike Davis
Y- Rod Streater, Greg Little, Denarius Moore
Z- James Jones, Denarius Moore, Mike Davis

For those who may go by a different lingo, the “Y” receiver is the “slot” receiver, which means when the Raiders go to a three wide receiver set expect Streater to slide into the slot and Holmes to become the new “X”. Effectively this makes both Little and Moore role players who will fit in with certain sets and Davis a designated backup on the outside where he excelled as a Longhorn.