The Oakland Raiders will take on the Seattle Seahawks to finish up their preseason slate, and here are three players to keep an eye on.
The time has come to put the preseason to bed, and after Thursday’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, all attention will be turned to the Los Angeles Rams. The Raiders have enjoyed a very successful preseason, with minimal issues with injuries, though it would be nice if the team could get Khalil Mack back into the fold before the regular season kicks off.
When it comes to the final preseason game, we have singled out three players to keep an eye on. This is the last chance for those on the roster bubble to make an impression, so Thursday will be huge for all three of these guys.
Here are three players to watch on Thursday.
WR Marcell Ateman
When it comes to the wide receiver position group, the Raiders have gotten some solid play from the man they drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Marcell Ateman first made a name for himself in practice, making acrobatic catches, and transferred that over to the preseason games.
During the first three games, he has not dropped a pass, and has showed very good hands when going over the middle. He has the size to be a real threat when the Raiders get into the red zone, and with both Ryan Switzer (trade), and Griff Whalen (IR), not being on the 53-man roster to start the season, Ateman has a great opportunity on Thursday night to lock up a roster spot.