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Feb 26, 2020
2020 NFL mock draft round up 3.0: Pre-combine edition

2020 NFL mock draft round up 3.0: Pre-combine edition

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports This week the underwear Olympics, also known as the NFL scouting combine, gets underway in Indianapolis. The combine is a great opportunity for prospects to make a case for themselves to rise up draft boards. There will be plenty of fluctuation between now and April’s draft as teams begin to stack their draft boards. Things that will also change as a result of combine performances are mock drafts. A solid performance can solidify your spot in round one and a mediocre effort can hurt your cause. Here is a round up of pre combine mock drafts from various...
Feb 25, 2020
Major changes to this year’s scouting combine: Here’s what to expect

Major changes to this year’s scouting combine: Here’s what to expect

For the first time in a very long time changes are coming to the NFL scouting combine. The NFL has decided to give the combine a complete makeover, with changes to the time of the event, the on-field workouts, and even the prospect interview process. Here is a detailed look at each change: On-field workouts in primetime Of all the changes, the one you’ve most likely heard about already is the time of the event. Hoping to reach a larger audience, the NFL has decided to move the on-field workout portion of the combine to primetime. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s workouts will run...
Feb 24, 2020
Bargain bin shopping: 2020 free agents who could come at a discount

Bargain bin shopping: 2020 free agents who could come at a discount

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The Raiders have plenty of holes on the roster that need to be filled, and the first step in doing that is through free agency, which is set to begin on March 18th. The team have roughly $50 million available at their disposal. Sure, we’d love to see them make a big splash on a Chris Jones, Yannick Ngakoue or Cory Littleton, but there is something to be said about finding value in free agency. Here are some names that might fly a bit under the radar and come at a discount when free agency gets underway. Marcus Mariota, QB, 26 The former second overall pick of...
Feb 23, 2020
Upcoming offseason dates to remember

Upcoming offseason dates to remember

With the Super Bowl three weeks behind us, it’s time to get things ramped up as we look ahead to the 2020 season. The offseason is now in full swing with the rumor mill is already beginning to spin with the news of Derek Carr potentially being traded. Mock draft season is also underway, and several draft pundits are already publishing 2.0 and 3.0 versions of their latest projections. Listed below are some of the more important upcoming dates to keep in mind. February 24th-March 2nd NFL Scouting Combine- Lucas Oil Stadium The combine hits primetime this year for the first time ever, with...
Feb 21, 2020
Options at quarterback IF Derek Carr is traded

Options at quarterback IF Derek Carr is traded

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ They say where there is smoke there is fire, and the rumors surrounding the possibility of Derek Carr being traded are really heating up. Just this week Raiders beat writer for the Las Vegas Review Journal, Vinny Bonsignore, reported that there is a growing sense within the league that teams are prepared to discuss the idea of trading for Carr. Coaches and general managers of all 32 teams will be gathering in Indianapolis next week for the NFL scouting combine. In addition to scouting the incoming prospects, the combine is also known as an opportunity for teams to...
Feb 13, 2020
Silver Mining 2/13: Antonio Brown says he’s talking to Jon Gruden about a potential return to the Raiders

Silver Mining 2/13: Antonio Brown says he’s talking to Jon Gruden about a potential return to the Raiders

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Before we begin I’d just like to say in the immortal words of Eric Cartman, “screw you guys, I’m going home.” I’m currently in last place for the S&BP Roundtable: Mock Draft Edition article (Vote here). Without question, between the four of us, I drafted better than Cyril, BD, and Evan. It defies logic that I’m in last place. I demand to be referred to as Baby Mayock moving forward. Now, imagine me walking off giving you all the double fingered salute. Because some of you don’t understand satire, I have to tell you the above paragraph was...
Feb 11, 2020
S&BP Roundtable: Mock Draft Edition

S&BP Roundtable: Mock Draft Edition

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports With draft season fully underway, the writers at S&BP have each devised a mock draft of their own. These mocks are less predictive and more of what each writer thinks the Raiders should do. Peruse through each mock draft, vote on which mock you like the best, and post your own in the comments below. NOTE: These mock drafts are compiled using the mock draft machine at the Draft Network website. Cyril’s Mock @cyrilpenn4 Round 1, Pick 12: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama WR Round 1, Pick 19: Zack Baun, Wisconsin EDGE/LB Round 3, Pick 80: Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech...
Feb 8, 2020
Silver Mining 2/8: Shanahan says there wasn’t a single play call he’d change in Super Bowl LIV if he could do it over

Silver Mining 2/8: Shanahan says there wasn’t a single play call he’d change in Super Bowl LIV if he could do it over

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Raiders News The Spun: Teams Could ‘Check In’ On Derek Carr’s Trade Price At NFL Combine I wonder if Vic got blocked by the entire Carr family on social media. Raiders Wire: Raiders RB Josh Jacobs listed as PFF’s 99th-best player during 2019 season I’ll take 99th out of a possible 1696 players. Sports Illustrated: 2020 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 Finally, a trade everyone can get behind. AFC West Arrowhead Pride: One-third of NFL fans believe the Chiefs are the “next dynasty” I don’t understand which people they are polling to get these...
Feb 7, 2020
The Silver And Black Pride Raiders FanShop!

The Silver And Black Pride Raiders FanShop!

As we continue to figure out ways to arm Raider Nation with all the Raiders content they need, we present to you our latest addition – the FanShop page. We hope this and Silver & Black Pride can be your one-stop shop to keep you covered in Silver & Black in more ways than one. I featured a few Raiders items I think are especially cool and unique, and you can look at those along with all the Raiders gear you could want and need in the team stores. So, wherever you are, Oakland, SoCal, Las Vegas, or nowhere near, you can represent the Raider Nation. We hope to add some great items to this...
Feb 6, 2020
BD’s Top 5 EDGE players entering the NFL Draft

BD’s Top 5 EDGE players entering the NFL Draft

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The Raiders pass rush took a big stride forward last season after an abysmal 2018. That being said, the pass rush could still stand to improve a whole lot more. There are a few positions in the NFL that are never a bad idea to draft, and pass rusher is one of them. Even though the Raiders drafted two defensive ends last year, that doesn’t mean they can’t take another in this draft. This article contains TWO two top five lists. One is my list of top 5 rush linebackers (think 3-4 OLB types). And the other is my top 5 4-3 defensive ends. Don’t brush off...
Feb 5, 2020
Ranking Derek Carr among all starting NFL Quarterbacks

Ranking Derek Carr among all starting NFL Quarterbacks

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports There has been a lot of debate on the internet and on social media surrounding Derek Carr’s future, and if the Raiders quarterback position can be upgraded. There isn’t a easy and straightforward answer to this question, however. Many of the quarterbacks in the NFL don’t have the ability to play in just any scheme or with varying supporting casts. For instance, saying “Lamar Jackson is better than Tom Brady” is an exercise in tire-spinning because each QB is vastly better in one area of the game than the other, and therefore the offensive scheme...
Feb 5, 2020
Raiders reach contract extension with RB Jalen Richard

Raiders reach contract extension with RB Jalen Richard

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports With Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington set to hit free agency, the plan behind Josh Jacobs at running back was beginning to look a little murky heading into the off season. We now have a little more clarity on the situation. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Raiders and running back Jalen Richard have agreed to terms on a contract extension. The details of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The #Raiders and RB Jalen Richard have agreed to terms on a contract extension that he’ll sign shortly, source said. The third-down back was a...
Feb 5, 2020
So, what’s the plan here guys?

So, what’s the plan here guys?

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports While watching the Super Bowl on Sunday and looking at the Chiefs and the 49ers, it was very obvious what their course of action for the future will be. The Chiefs (unfortunately) have the best quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes, and it makes sense to build the team around him. That’s not rocket science by any means. The 49ers, meanwhile, have a bunch of young monsters up front on defense, and a great coach that is one of the game’s best offensive minds. The path moving forward for both those teams is clear. But looking at the success of these...
Feb 4, 2020
2020 NFL mock draft round up: A collection of round one selections for the Raiders post-Super Bowl

2020 NFL mock draft round up: A collection of round one selections for the Raiders post-Super Bowl

Super Bowl 54 is now behind us and Raiders fans must face the reality that their hated division rival are now world champions. First step in taking out the Chiefs is to improve the roster. That all begins in free agency, and is followed by the draft in April. Now that the 2019 season is officially over, draft analyst from various networks have put together their post Super Bowl mock drafts. There’s been a bit of a shake up with the Raiders first two picks. In last week’s mock draft round up, it was two Oklahoma Sooners we saw most commonly mocked to Las Vegas. Take a look at who...
Feb 3, 2020
Two small school prospects who would fit nicely with the Raiders

Two small school prospects who would fit nicely with the Raiders

One of the highlights of the 2019 season was the instant impact that was made from the rookie class. Mike Mayock absolutely crushed his first draft as a general manager. Landing a future star in round one is much easier than finding a diamond in the rough in the mid to later rounds of the draft. Look no further than Maxx Crosby, a fourth round pick by the Raiders, and 106th player chosen overall to be exact. Crosby was only a two star recruit out of high school, and received only one scholarship offer and that was from Eastern Michigan University. Crosby turned out to be one of the best...