5 observations from the Raiders first depth chart

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The Oakland Raiders released their first depth chart on Monday, and needless to say, there were some surprises up and down the roster.

While head coach Jon Gruden said the team would not “formulate” a depth chart until after the Lions weekend, there one was on the Raiders website on Monday. The team has a ton of new faces in camp this summer, and it will be interesting to see what this thing looks like as we get deeper into camp.

The team’s official website released a depth chart on Monday, and there were some notable things that really jumped off the page. While the initial depth chart is not going to be the one that takes on the Los Angeles Rams in five weeks, it is worth taking a dive into.

Some players were obvious, like Derek Carr starting at quarterback, but Connor Cook listed as the team’s No. 2 was pretty surprising. In addition, Dwayne Harris was listed as the starter at kick and punt returner, but that is something that should change later in the summer.

The first unofficial depth chart was interesting to say the least, and should have Raider Nation talking it up until they kick off on Friday night. The Detroit Lions first-team offense should be a good test for the Raiders revamped defense early on, so expect some fireworks during the first quarter.

Here are five observations we made after the depth chart was released.