Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks: 3 things to watch
An Open Spot in the Secondary
Gareon Conley and Daryl Worley are penciled in as the top two defensive backs, second-round pick Trayvon Mullen has impressed and will surely make the roster, and Lamarcus Joyner is expected to be the primary corner in the slot. After serving a four-game suspension, Nevin Lawson will likely be next in line on the depth chart.
As for the last open spot, based on the preseason so far and potentially Thursday night against Seattle, that vacancy could be filled by undrafted rookie Keisean Nixon, who had a tackle and pass deflection in Winnipeg last week.
Second-year corner Nick Nelson truly struggled against the Packers and was the sole culprit of two touchdowns by Green Bay. Nothing is certain, but if Nixon is riding on the momentum currently, the final preseason game could be his ticket to making the final roster.