While nearly all the Las Vegas Raiders starters were on the bench for last week's preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers, the team moved to 5-0 in the preseason under head coach Josh McDaniels.
On offense, the skill positions were made up entirely of back ups. Still, both quarterbacks Aidan O'Connell and Chase Garbers had levels of success. In the case of O'Connell, he was one of the bigger storylines of the week as he recorded 141 passing yards and a touchdown going 15/18. More importantly he did not look overwhelmed doing so.
On defense, the pass rush of the Raiders completely overmatched their opponents to the tune of four sacks collectively between Amari Burney, Jordan Willis, Adam Butler, John Jenkins, and Isaac Rochell.
First and foremost, the Raiders coaching staff and front office has to be excited about the apparent depth of their roster. A clear weakness on the rosters the Raiders have had in the past, for at least one week, it was no longer an issue.
Still, there are some players that Raider Nation would like to see more of, or simply just see at all. Hopefully these three players will get more time to shine against the Rams in week two.