Safety (4): Karl Joseph, Reggie Nelson Marcus Gilchrist, Erik Harris
Oakland’s secondary should be much better in 2018, as they have looked like a very capable unit during the preseason. As far as how many safeties they keep heading into Week 1, it looks like the number will be four, as Karl Joseph, Reggie Nelson, Marcus Gilchrist, and Erik Harris should all make the team.
The tandem of Joseph and Nelson started all 16 games last season, and the Raiders secondary was one of the worst in football. Gilchrist could find himself starting at some point, as could Harris, who has been one of the biggest standouts on the roster this summer.
So there it is, the last projection of the Raiders 53-man roster before the actually group is announced on Saturday. We will dive into each position group after the roster is announced, but looking at the collection of talent the Raiders have brought in this summer, you have to believe they are going to put a great product on the field every week.