Raiders vs 49ers: 3 under-the-radar players to keep an eye on in Preseason Week 2

The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Los Angeles Rams in preseason action this weekend, and here are three under-the-radar players to keep an eye on.

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Under-the-radar Raiders to keep an eye on vs the Rams

Nesta Jade Silvera

Over the last two offseasons, general manager Dave Ziegler has done a nice job trying to fill the hole the Raiders have at defensive tackle. Ziegler has utilized free agency and the NFL Draft to try and bolster the Raiders defensive front, as he looks to get some push in the middle to free up his elite players coming off the edge.

In the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft, Nesta Jade Silvera was the Raiders final draft pick this April, and he is having himself a solid summer. He has really stood out as a player who could make this roster, following in Thayer Munford Jr.'s footsteps as guys who made the team after being final round picks in the draft.

Jade Silvera is someone to keep an eye on this Saturday, as he had a few nice moments against the 49ers this past weekend, and figures to get more playing time against the Rams. The Raiders will have to cut down the defensive tackle in a big way this summer, as there are a host of players looking to make the roster, so this is a big spot for Jade Silvera.